National Christmas Tree Association



December 22, 2014 (San Diego)--According to the National Christmas Tree Association, 25-30 million holiday trees are sold each year in the United States and unfortunately many of them are sent to our landfills. This holiday season I Love A Clean San Diego (ILACSD) and the County of San Diego have joined together to encourage residents to recycle their holiday trees instead of sending them to a landfill. Throwing away your holiday tree needlessly wastes a natural resource and decreases the life of local landfills.  Trees and other yard wastes can be easily made into compost and mulch which are then used to improve soil health at residences, public parks and local farms.