'Tis the Season to TreeCycle

Christmas is this Friday, so it's time to start thinking about what to do with your real tree after the holiday.

Starting Saturday, you can bring your tree (minus the decorations) to one of nine TreeCycle sites throughout the community. The annual program runs through Jan. 12 at sites in Tucson and Oro Valley.

Additionally, from Jan. 4-12, the City of Tucson will have Merry Mulch (wood chips) from shredded Christmas trees available at Udall Park, Randolph Golf Course, and the Los Reales Landfill. Bring your own container and take home some free wood chips for your garden.

Please note that the City of Tucson will not collect Christmas trees from curbs and alleys, and other green waste cannot be accepted at TreeCycle.