In an effort to help Manitowoc residents regain some of the urban canopy which is being lost due to the Emerald Ash Borer’s devastating effects on our city’s Ash Tree population, the City of Manitowoc Forestry Division will again offer a Christmas tree exchange program. The Tree for a Tree Program will offer city residents the opportunity to exchange a fresh cut Christmas tree for a young deciduous tree seedling known in forestry as a “whip.” Whips are ready for planting and are generally described as between three to four feet in height and two to four years of age.
Throughout the month of January, City of Manitowoc residents will have the opportunity to bring their fresh cut Christmas tree to the Manitowoc County Recycling Center located at 3000 Basswood Road and receive a voucher for a deciduous whip. (One voucher per resident please.) Fresh cut trees should be free of stands, decorations, bags, tinsel, lights, etc. Participants should get their voucher before dropping off their tree. Recycling Center office hours are Monday through Friday between 7 am and 4 pm.
Vouchers will be redeemable from April 15th through May 15th at Silver Creek Nurseries located at 1909 Silver Creek Road in Manitowoc. Participation is restricted to City of Manitowoc residents and is on a “first come, first served” basis as quantities will be limited.
Pozorski Hauling & Recycling, L.L.C. Christmas Tree Pickup
In January, Pozorski Hauling & Recycling, L.L.C. sponsors a free, one-day pickup of natural Christmas trees in the City of Manitowoc. For more information, contact Pozorski Hauling at (920) 682-3544. Residents who miss the pickup or wish to dispose of their natural tree earlier may take their tree to the Manitowoc County Recycling Center at 3000 Basswood Rd. For information regarding the Manitowoc County Recycling Center, call (920) 683-4333.