Local Lions clubs are once again holding Christmas tree chipping events.
Trees can be dropped off in Tsawwassen at the South Delta Recreation Centre (1720-56th St.) parking lot from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4 and Sunday, Jan. 5. Funds raised by the donations are spent in the community, including those in need, sports and community groups, according to coordinator Roger Lasell. Local sports teams, which are raising money for their programs, will assist the Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions Club this year.
Trees can also be dropped off in Ladner at Memorial Park (5010-47th Ave.) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4 and Sunday, Jan. 5. Proceeds will go towards scholarships and the Boys and Girls Club, noted Bob Buntain with the Ladner Lions.
The tree chippings are used for park trails in Delta or can also be sent to Metro Vancouver to be composted and turned into soil.