The City of Oak Ridge will sponsor a Christmas Tree Recycle on Saturday, January 4, and Saturday, January 11, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  The drop-off site is the parking lot at Big Turtle Park off Monterey Road.

Trees will be accepted any time up to January 13, but if you come at the designated times your Christmas tree may be exchanged for a sugar maple seedling.  Wreaths and garland will be accepted but brush will not be accepted.  Please be sure to remove all tinsel and other decorations.

For more information, contact: the Recreation & Parks Department, (865) 425-3450; visit the city’s website at

News media contact: Candice Brogan (865) 425-3546 or