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MCPARC Offers Christmas Tree Recycling Program

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Every family has their own holiday tradition. 

Some of which includes picking out the perfect Christmas tree. 

Marion County Parks and Recreation has partnered up with Mt. Zion Nursery in Fairmont to add a little something extra to your holiday tradition.

Mt. Zion has been in operation for four generations. 

"My great grandfather began growing the Christmas trees back in the 50's," said Owner Kara Martin. "The 40's and the 50's. At the time there was really nothing like that around. People would have to go to grocery stores and pick up Christmas trees that were picked up from Canada."

MCPARC is offering a way to take away all of the labor that goes into getting a live tree into your home.

"You go up to Mt. Zion," said Tony Michalski of MCPARC. "You pick out a bald and burlap tree as opposed to a cut tree. What MCPARC will do, we will come pick that tree up. We will bring it to your house, we will set it inside your house. We will bring a little tub to sit it in."

The program not only delivers the trees to people's homes, it also picks them up when the holidays are over.

Workers then replant the trees in one of eleven Marion County parks. 

"It's an alternate way to do a Christmas tree," Michalski said. "Instead of cutting it and putting it out on the corner afterward, your Christmas tree can live on. People can come out and look at it, we will tag it for them so they know which ones theres."

Mt. Zion employees said with all of the places that sell trees, it's really important to stay different.

The program does just that.

It also adds a little extra to the experience.

"We offer coffee, hot chocolate, candy," Martin said. "We have crafts inside for the kids. Most people, that's what they like to do is to walk through the fields because that's where they get the memories."

You only have a few weeks left to get that perfect Christmas tree.

 If you would like more information on MCPARC's Christmas tree program you can visit its website