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Christmas Tree Recycling Success

Following the Christmas festivities, Poole residents have taken over 600 Christmas trees to Upton Country Park for recycling.

The trees were collected between 28 December and 5 January in a dedicated area of the car park at Upton Country Park.

Trees were chipped by council staff and will be used for mulching in the flower beds around Upton Country Park.

Upton Country Park Benefits From Recycled Christmas Trees
Upton Country Park Benefits From Recycled Christmas Trees

By recycling the trees on site, the costs and environmental impact of transporting the trees have been significantly reduced.

Cllr Xena Dion, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for a Prosperous and Sustainable Poole, Borough of Poole, said: "We have had a terrific response from residents to our appeal for Christmas trees and would like to thank everyone who brought their tree to be recycled.

"All trees are being put to good use at Upton Country Park. It is gratifying to see the trees reconstituted as mulch and still working for the natural environment.

"This is a win-win scheme as not only does the Park benefit from the recycled Christmas trees but the council's carbon footprint is reduced as well, especially as people would have dropped off their tree whilst coming to the Park to enjoy its full range of amenities."