Chip-A-Tree Event Helps Residents Go Green

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The holidays are over and it’s time to sweep up those pine needles and bid farewell to your Christmas tree.

Recently, more than 75 Glen Cove residents did just that by attending the Glen Cove’s Beautification Commission’s annual Chip-A-Tree event. Participants watched as their holiday trees were fed into a machine converting their evergreens into landscaping mulch. The mulch will be used for Adopt-A-Spots and other locations throughout the city this spring.

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Beautification Commission members Joan Bessette, Lauren Silverman and Coleen Spinello hold tree saplings that were given to residents who brought their trees to be chipped.

“I’m glad we had such a great turnout for this event. It’s always a positive when you can turn something that would have been waste, into something useful,” Mayor Reginald Spinello said. “I’d like to thank Old Country Tree Service for donating their manpower, time and equipment, as well as Landing Bakery who donated donuts and coffee.”

For those who missed this year’s Chip-A-Tree event, Christmas trees will be picked up curbside on Wednesdays with yard waste by the Glen Cove Sanitation Department.

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