Tree chipping fundraiser

Good way to get rid of dangerous, dry tree and help out search and rescue squad

Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue will hold its annual Christmas tree chipping fundraiser again in January.

Bring trees to the search and rescue building at 23598, on 105th Avenue, beside Planet Ice in Maple Ridge on Jan. 7-8 and 14-15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tree pick-up service can be requested by sending an e-mail to scoutchipping@gmail.com, including your name, phone number, address and preferred date (Jan. 8-9, 15- 16).

A minimum $10 donation is required for the tree pick-up service.

All chipping is by donation.

Bartlett Tree Experts  supplies the chipper and truck.

This event is the search and rescue team’s largest fundraiser of the year.

Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue is a volunteer  group, one 80 such groups in B.C.

Its members respond to calls from local law enforcement to wilderness and urban searches and rescues.

Golden Ears Provincial Park is the location of many of the team’s responses.

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