Sustainable Spirit: All Things Tree

Regardless of their stance on the “Christmas” vs. “Holiday” Village saga, many Philly residents are purchasing trees for their gift-giving celebrations this year. It’s never too early to start thinking about what to do with your tree once it loses its luster—and becomes a fire hazard.

On January 9, the Mt. Airy Business Association and GRINCH (that’s Green in Chestnut Hill, not that green guy who hates holiday cheer) are hosting an exciting TreeCycling event.

Bring your browning, bare trees to Mt. Airy and Chew Avenues and have them mulched for just five bucks. You’ll keep that holiday glow knowing your tree will return to its roots in the soil, rather than end up in a landfill.

And don’t just dispose of your tree in a sustainable manner, purchase a locally-grown tree too!

  • Greensgrow has trees ranging from the tiny table-top models to tall stunners.
  • You can cut your own trees at Linvilla Orchards.
  • Maple Acres Farm uses minimal pesticides and chemicals and offers both pre-cut and living trees.

Holiday Tree-Cycling: 1 - 4 p.m. Sunday, January 9 at Chew and Mt. Airy Aves.; drive into the lot alongside Gabbie’s Garden. *Please remove all decorations; $5 suggested donation.