Last weekend saw the return of Demelza’s popular tree-cycling project. In exchange for a donation, residents in select postcodes across Tunbridge Wells, Medway, Swale and Bromley were able to sign up to have their wilted Christmas trees collected from their doorstep and recycled.
Head of Community and Events, Kat Cordrey, said: “We were thrilled to be able to offer our tree-cycling service to more postcodes this year and hope to continue expanding in the years to come. We simply couldn’t have done it without our amazing team of volunteers who supported us as tree collectors, van drivers and more last weekend.”
The Christmas trees have since been recycled into wood chippings, with some being used in the gardens at our Kent hospice. Demelza’s Head Gardener, Sam, shares his plans: “The chippings will be used for topping up bark pathways, mulching underneath trees and hedges, and some will be mixed in with our compost heaps, all going back into the soil.”
A special thank you to Alsford Timber for sponsoring our Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge postcodes and to the Chislehurst Rotary Club for sponsoring our Bromley postcodes.