Out and riding around on Sunday, buying lunch and enjoying the chilly day’s ride immensely.  At Kits Beach, ran into a Xmas tree chipping station, run by volunteers from the Lions Club.  I love it when a crew gets together like this and does something good.

And folks, don’t forget the timely admonishment from the Recycling Council of BC’s publicity on the chipping program:  “Only naked trees will be accepted”.

The chipped trees apparently become mulch, used by Parks Board among other gardeners. At this station, just before Sunday noon, the crew had handled 113 trees.  Saturday’s total was 430.  Last year around 800.  And the Lion’s Club apparently had 4 other stations in operation around the city.

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