Turning over a new greener leaf

Green Leaf Tree Services aims to be environmentally friendly while helping out a good cause.

Green Leaf Tree Services is offering the residents of Golden the opportunity to get rid of their Christmas trees, and help out a good cause at the same time.

“This is the third season we have offered this service in Golden,” said Scott Kells with Green Leaf.

The company will chip your Christmas tree at your door for a donation to the local food bank on Monday Jan. 9.

“Basically we felt that it was a good time of year following the holidays to help restock the food supplies at the Food Bank. This is one small and easy way we felt we could help give back to the community and those in need. And why not see all those christmas trees turned into usable wood chips?”

Last year they raised $400 cash and 93 kilograms of food for the Golden Food Bank. and they chipped about 55 Christmas trees.

“We have seen a great response from the community and donations, along with the number of trees collected have increased over the last few years… We hope to see an increase this year as awareness for this program grows,” said Kells.

Anyone wanting to have their tree chipped can call Green Leaf at 250-344-0188 or email info@greenleaftree.ca to arrange pick-up.

Donations are to be left with the tree or at the door step.

Residents outside of town limiare asked to they leave their tree and donation in the food bank parking lot and Green Leaf will collect the trees at the end of the day.