Suwanee Christmas tree chipper program starts this week

Once Christmas celebrations are over, the city of Suwanee will welcome recycled Christmas trees, beginning on Thursday.

Suwanee is participating in Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful’s Bring One for the Chipper program, through which real Christmas trees are transformed into mulch for parks. Last year, Suwanee mulched 1,419 Christmas trees that was used in Suwanee parks.

Former live Christmas trees may be dropped in a designated area at Sims Lake Park from Thursday through Jan. 18. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Jan. 4, volunteers will be on hand to assist with tree disposal and to provide free seed packets.