Volunteers needed for Suwanee's Christmas tree chipper event

SUWANEE -- The city of Suwanee is asking residents to participate in Keep Georgia Beautiful's "Bring One for the Chipper" event again this year, and is searching for volunteers to help with the program to help dispose of used Christmas trees.

Used trees will be accepted for disposal at Sims Lake Park (4600 Suwanee Dam Road) from Dec. 26 through Jan. 31. Volunteers will be available to help those unloading trees on Jan. 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The city of Suwanee needs help filling those spots. Adults and teens who would like to volunteer on Jan. 7 are asked to contact Tammy Hiler at thiler@suwanee.com or 770-945-8996.

Residents who drop off trees that day will receive Ferry Morse flower and vegetable seeds donated by the Home Depot.

During last year's program, Suwanee recycled 1,006 trees and used the mulch produced in various city parks.