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February 2, 1998


Tree-cycling success due to community cooperation

  Thanks to everyone who recycled Christmas trees this year. A total of 998 trees were chipped in Carnation and Duvall. That's a lot of organic resources put back into the growing cycle and kept out of the landfill.
   Tree-cycling is a project I'm always glad to work on because of the cooperation among those who make it possible.
   Thanks to the Boy Scouts who collected trees door-to-door and unloaded trees at the drop-off sites. The scouts are grateful for your donations for their services. The six groups who work tree-cycling day (Packs 411, 568 and 569 and Troops 411, 533, and 745) pay the expenses of chipping and then divide the proceeds equally. The money is used for scout functions like summer camp.
   Thanks to the Riverview School District Maintenance Department crew who worked on the weekend using the chipper that was purchased by a recycling grant to chip the hundreds of trees, with lots of help from scouts and leaders who stacked and fed trees through the chipper.
   Thanks to the City of Duvall Public Works Department and to Carnation Christmas Tree Farm for providing the locations for tree drop-off and for hauling the chips to be used as mulch.
   And, thanks to theValley View for printing the tree-cycling schedule.
   Cecelia Boulais,
   Snoqualmie Valley Recycling Coordinator