California Christmas Tree Recycling offers a hassle-free way to recycle your tree and give something back to our environment. Starting at $25 we will come to your home, remove the tree from its stand, vacuum the floor and take the combustible tree to the recycling center. The mulch is then used for local plantings and a portion of all proceeds goes to TreePeople to plant new trees.
You are probably familiar with the difficulties of removing the Christmas tree yourself.
First you need to get the stinky water out of the stand. This means you either soak up the water with a sponge or buy a wet/dry vacuum.
Then you need to get the poor thing through the front door and on top of your car, which turns you into a human Christmas tree. The city forbids us to put the tree on the curb to be picked up and threatens to ticket us according to L.A. municipal code 57.21.06!
The city suggests that individuals cut their trees up and place them in their "Green" bins. But for most of us, the tree will stick out more than one foot above the top of the bin, once again violating city policy. And of course burning it in the fireplace is an extreme fire hazard.
Well, let's say that you are successful at getting rid of your tree. Now it is time to vacuum up the needles that have dropped as the crispy tree was wrestled out of the house. The stiff needles often clog the vacuum leading to expensive repair bills.
Why not skip all the hassle and call us?
Rated "Best of LA" by Los Angeles Magazine, California Christmas Tree Recycling does a great job at keeping Christmas trees out of landfills and providing a convenient service for their clients!
Call us today at (818) 986-1300 or (310) 584-6589.
The Secret To A Fresh Tree
At the end of the holiday season, some trees are fresh and fragrant when others are dry and crispy. I wondered how some people were able to keep their trees so fresh at the end of the season, so I asked the owners of the freshest trees what their secret was. Listed below are the top five techniques.
Begin with a Freshness Check. Gently grasp or pinch a branch between your thumb and forefinger and slide it toward you. If the tree is fresh, very few needles should come off in your hand.
Have an employee of the tree lot give you a Fresh Cut. This removes the seal of dried sap, which has formed over the cut stump. If the base of the tree is without water for three to six hours, a new seal will form, thus preventing the tree from absorbing water once the stand is refilled.
Fill the stand with Warm Water ASAP, which will dissolve any new sap formations. Then be sure to check the water level regularly. A tree will absorb as much as a gallon of water in the first 24 hours and one quart a day thereafter.
Use a Christmas Tree Preservative, which may be purchased at most tree lots. recommend Vita Christmas Tree preservative, because it is biodegradable.
Placement of your tree should be a safe distance away from heat and draft sources such as; fireplaces, radiators, heater vents, or TV's.
Dedicate a Tree for the Holidays
Thanks to you, we donate a portion of all proceeds to TreePeople! This local environmental nonprofit unites the power of trees, people and technology to grow a sustainable future for Los Angeles. Each year, TreePeople's staff and volunteers plant and care for many thousands of trees that provide many benefits, including removing carbon dioxide, producing oxygen and reducing temperatures right here in our city. For each contribution of $25, TreePeople will dedicate a tree to honor your family members, friends, colleagues or clients, and send a card with a warm holiday message acknowledging your gift. A gift of $100 or more will dedicate a grove of five trees and TreePeople will send the recipient a special holiday certificate. Certificates can be framed in a rustic reclaimed wood for an additional $30. This is one gift that will keep on giving for years to come!
California Christmas Tree Recycling clients receive a special discount on TreePeople Tree Dedication orders placed in January and February. Enter discount code REC2012 at checkout to receive a 50% discount.
Call today (818) 753-TREE (8733)
Thanks to these tree lots for supporting recycling:
Tina's Trees~ Sherman Oaks on Sepulveda Blvd.
New location in Calabasas at 23611 Calabasas Rd..
Tapia Brothers~ Burbank and Hayvenhurst
Santa and Sons~ Valley College at Coldwater and Burbank ~ A member of the Coalition of Environmentally Conscious Growers
Oregon Family Christmas Trees~ Winnetka and Victory
Mr. Snowman~ Highland @ Hollywood Bowl
Oliver Holt~ 9201 Winnetka Ave. in Chatsworth and click for more locations
Pierce College Tree Lot~ DeSoto and Victory
Delancey Street Tree Lots~ Various location
California Christmas Tree Recycling
4611 Bridle Trail
Santa Rosa, CA 95409