Trees put to good use

CUT ABOVE Workers from tree specialists Michael Reed & Co shred Christmas trees for the Greening Westbourne Campaign
CUT ABOVE Workers from tree specialists Michael Reed & Co shred Christmas trees for the Greening Westbourne Campaign
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A SHREDDER made short work of more than 100 Christmas trees.

As decorations were packed away for another year, residents turned out of Westbourne village square to recycle their trees.

The event, run by the Greening Westbourne Campaign, also collected Christmas cards and mobile phones for recycling.

The event has become a fixture in the calendar.

Chipping from the trees is used on local allotments.

Colin Carré, chairman of Greening Westbourne, said: ‘This is always a great village event to round off the festive season. We have mulled wine and mince pies and people enjoy it.

‘It’s a fun community event but it fits with our goal of helping people to do small things locally to combat climate change.’

Greening Westbourne is working to create a community orchard.

The tree shredding was performed for free by tree specialists Michael Reed & Co.

Tony Cullen won a competition to guess the number of trees being recycled, winning a free tree for next Christmas, which was donated by Rowlands Home Hardware.