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 Parks & 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 2021, 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 from the main office before dropping off their tree. Office hours are Monday through Friday between 7 am and 4 pm.
Vouchers will be redeemable from April 15, 2021 through May 15, 2021 at Silver Creek Nurseries located at 1909 Silver Creek Road, Manitowoc. Participation is restricted to City of Manitowoc residents and is on a “first come, first serve” basis as quantities will be limited.
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