Christmas Tree Recycling

Recycle your Christmas tree!

December 26, 2017 – January 8, 2018
9:30 am – 4:30 pm

  1.  Please remove all decorations and tinsel.
  2.  Suggested donation of $5 is appreciated!
  3.  Drop off your tree at UBC Botanical Garden. Follow the signs and place your tree behind the orange posts. They  will be chipped into mulch and used on garden trails.
  4. No yard trimmings – invasive plants from other areas can harm the Garden.

Listen to UBC Botanical Garden’s Patrick Lewis speak about last year’s Tree Recycling Program at the 43:35 mark of the CBC podcast, BC Almanac.

Proceeds support Thunderbird Elementary School’s vulnerable students who have few other opportunities to learn about gardening. The school is located across from the largest social housing project in BC. This food garden program is in partnership with The Society Promoting Environmental Conservation (SPEC).

Tree chipping is generously supported by UBC Building Operations and UBC Custodial Services.
*Funds may be used for other school garden purposes as needed.