Now that the holidays are over you can put your live Christmas tree to good use by participating in Chicago's Christmas tree recycling program. Trees that have been stripped of their ornaments can be dropped off at several parks where they will be turned into mulch that is used in public landscaping and in gardens. If you can't haul your tree to one of the recycling locations you can turn the branches and trunk into garden art and furniture, or support stakes for your tomatoes next season. Below is a list of drop-off locations for your Christmas tree and where a limited amount of free mulch will be left behind for Chicago gardeners to use in their gardens.
Mt. Greenwood Park 3721 W. 111th St. North Park Village 5801 N. Pulaski Rd. Norwood Park 5801 N. Natoma Ave. Portage Park 4100 N. Long Ave. Riis Park 6201 W. Wrightwood Ave. Rowan Park 11546 S. Avenue L Sheridan Park 910 S. Aberdeen St. Warren Park 6601 N. Western Ave. Wentworth Park 5701 S. Narragansett Ave. Bessemer Park 8930 S. Muskegon Ave. Clark Park 3400 N. Rockwell St. Forestry Site 900 E. 103rd St. Garfield Park 100 N. Central Park Ave. Grant Park 900 S. Columbus Dr. Humboldt Pk Boathouse 1369 N. Sacramento Ave. Jackson Park 6300 S. Cornell Ave. Kennedy Park 2427 W. 113th St. Kelvyn Park 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave. Lake Meadows Park 3117 S. Rhodes Ave. Lincoln Park Cannon Dr. at Fullerton Avenue (Parking lot east of Cannon Drive) Margate Park 4921 N. Marine Dr. Marquette Park 6700 S. Kedzie Ave. McKinley Park 2210 W. Pershing Rd.