Tree chipping options abound in Oak Bay

Oak Bay firefighters, Lions club and Castaway Wanderers host tree recycling programs

  • Dec. 29, 2015 7:00 p.m.

Plan for the post-holidays with tree-chipping services from several Oak Bay origanizations.

Castaway Wanderers Rugby  partners with Bartlett Tree Services for Christmas tree chipping Dec. 27, 28 and Jan. 1 from noon to 4 p.m. and Jan. 2, 3, 9, 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Currie Road, next to the Windsor Park rose garden. Chipping is by donation to support youth in mini and junior rugby.

Oak Bay Fire Department, also working with Bartlett, will chip trees in the parking lot at the fire hall, 1703 Monterey Ave., Jan. 2 and 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tree recycling is by-donation to the Oak Bay Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation that funds local schools and burn survivor programs.

The University of Victoria Vikes cross-country team will be accepting trees for chipping at UVic’s Centennial Stadium Jan. 2 and 3.

Finally, the BC Lions Society’s 26th annual Chip In for the Kids runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 2 and 3 at the Fort and Foul Bay Save-on-Foods, with volunteers from Davey Tree Experts. The Lions also offer a tree pickup service on Saturday, Jan. 2 for a minimum $10 donation. Register at ocean985.com or kiss1031.ca.