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Post-Christmas 'Treecycle' at Rock Ledge Ranch - donations benefit youth sports

       “Treecycle,” a recycling program for natural Christmas trees, will be offered at seven locations around the city on the weekends of Dec. 31-Jan. 1 and Jan. 7-8.
       The Westside drop-off is the Rock Ledge Ranch parking lot, off Gateway Road at 30th Street, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
       People are asked to donate $5 per tree.
       Treecycle is coordinated by Colorado Springs Youth Sports (CSYS), a charitable non-profit that runs the El Pomar Youth Sports Park. The purpose is “to reduce tree waste, provide free mulch and support youth sports,” the CSYS website states.
       Trees will be ground into mulch on site, which will be made available at no charge. However, people wanting any mulch will need to bring their own tools to pick it up, or make arrangements for equipment delivery with Rocky Top Resources (a local business involved in the recycling effort), the website notes.
       The other Treecycle drop-off locations are listed (with maps) at csyouthsports.org/treecycle.
       A CSYS press release states that “100 percent of donations received benefit area youth.”

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(Posted 12/26/16; Outdoors: Rock Ledge Ranch)

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