By Valerie Horning of Cayuga County SWCD
Cayuga Recycles, a program of the Cayuga County Department of Planning and Economic Development, in conjunction with the Cayuga County Soil and Water Conservation District and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cayuga County, is sponsoring the annual “Trade-A-Tree” program in Cayuga County. Bring in your “used” (real) Christmas tree after the holidays, and we will give you a certificate for a tree seedling to be picked up in the spring! Old trees will be chipped into mulch to be used on county projects, rather than taking up space in landfills. A Colorado Blue Spruce seedling will be given out to anyone who redeems their certificate on May 12, 2023 at the Annual Conservation District Spring Tree & Shrub Sale.
Trees must be free of decorations, tinsel, wraps or any other foreign objects. Trees will be accepted at the Natural Resource Center, 7413 County House Road, Auburn, NY during the following hours:
December 27-30, 2022 from 8 AM – 3:30 PM
January 3-6, 2023 from 8 AM – 3:30 PM
January 9-13, 2023 from 8 AM – 3:30 PM
January 17-20, 2023 from 8 AM – 3:30 PM
For more information, please visit our website at www.cayugaswcd.org or call the Cayuga County Soil and Water Conservation District at (315)252-4171, ext. 4, or stop by our office located on County House Road in Sennett. We are available Monday – Friday from 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM.