Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue will be chipping Christmas trees Jan. 4 and 5 and Jan. 11 and 12. (THE NEWS-files)

Ridge Meadows SAR chipping Christmas trees

1st Haney Scouts offering a pick-up service

Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue is hosting its annual tree-chipping event, starting this weekend.

Anyone needing to get rid of their Christmas trees can bring them to the search and rescue headquarters, by Planet Ice at 23598 Jim Robson Way. For a donation, members will feed trees to the chipper, provided by Bartlett Tree Experts.

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Donations will go towards training and equipment for the search and rescue group.

Last year, the search team raised about $5,000, said Rick Laing, manager.

The team is also looking for about a half a dozen new recruits, he added.

Information sessions are coming up Jan. 28, Feb. 7 and Feb. 12.

Tree chipping takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 4 and 5 and Jan. 11 and 12.

Again this year, the 1st Haney Scout group will be providing a tree pick-up service, by donation, with money going towards that group.

• To schedule a tree pickup, go to 1sthaneyscoutgroup.com.

For more information about the Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue, go to rmsar.bc.ca.



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