Now that Christmas is over, it is time to take down the tree and pack up the decorations again.

If you used a live tree for Christmas and you don’t know what to do with it, the City of Woodward has set up a tree disposal site where community members can drop-off their used Christmas trees.

“It is setup off of Lakeview on the east side of the Crystal Beach lake,” Woodward Street Superintendent Brian Luckett said of the disposal site.

Luckett said the disposal site will be available until Jan. 6.

“That gives people enough time to take their trees down after the new year and get them out there,” he said.

Luckett said the tress will be put to good use at Crystal Beach and other parks in town.

“We will use them for fish habitats in the lake there or grind them up into mulch for the parks,” he said.

However, Luckett said there are a few rules to abide by when dropping off the trees.

“We would like them (the trees) to be fairly clean when they bring them out,” he said. “All the ornaments and that kind of stuff must be off of them, and make sure they are real trees and not fake trees.”

Luckett said he believes the tree disposal site was originated to help avoid illegal dumping issues with the trees.

“This is just a place for people to get rid of their trees instead of throwing them on the side of the road,” Luckett said.

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