How to recycle your Christmas tree in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – The holidays bring many great traditions for families across the country, but as the end of the holiday season nears, how do you properly dispose of your Christmas tree? Well, instead of just throwing it away, there’s a way to reuse and recycle your tree. The City of San Antonio announced Saturday that you can drop off Christmas trees, without lights or ornaments, and make it into mulch, which is perfect for gardening. The following is a list of dates, times and locations where you can drop off your tree:Jan. 2 to Jan. 31 - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.Bitters Brush Recycling Center, 1800 Wurzbach ParkwayNelson Gardens, 8963 Nelson RoadSWMD Highway 90 Center, 5450 Castroville RoadJan. 2 to Jan. 16 - Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.Frio City Rd Drop-Off Center, 1531 Frio City RoadRigsby Rd Drop-Off Center, 2755 Rigsby RoadCulebra Road Drop-Off Center, 7030 Culebra RoadFor more information click here. Related: Real Christmas trees are trending this year for San Antonio families
UK nixes Christmas gatherings, shuts London shops over virus
Shoppers wear face masks as they walk in Regent Street, ahead of the new Tier-4 restriction measures, in London, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020. Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson says Christmas gatherings cannot go ahead and non-essential shops must close in London and much of southern England as he imposed a new, higher level of coronavirus restrictions to curb rapidly spreading infections. “It is with a very heavy heart that I must tell you we cannot proceed with Christmas as planned,” Johnson said. While London fared relatively well in controlling the virus throughout the fall, the city now has the highest infection rates in England. The move will largely scrap Christmas gatherings in line with the rules for southern England.
Meet Mamie II, the tree that will help bring some holiday cheer to the Texas Capitol
AUSTIN – Shopping for Christmas trees is an event, but you know how the saying goes: “Everything is bigger in Texas.”Meet Mamie II, a Virginia Pine tree grown in Denison, Texas. Mamie II will make a trip to the Texas capitol on Monday to help spread some holiday cheer. Hey, Texas! Meet Mamie II. Born and raised in North Texas, Mamie II knows she has big shoes to fill after her predecessor, Mamie, but this Texas girl has the perfect boots for the job!
San Antonio’s 2020 Christmas tree arrives at Travis Park
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio’s official Christmas Tree arrived in Travis Park on Tuesday. The tree lights will be turned on at 7:20 p.m. that night followed by musical entertainment by Mariachi Las Altenas. This is the fourth year that the tree will be displayed in Travis Park. The following store locations will distribute the bags in the parking lots while supplies last:Marbach and 410 H-E-B plus ! Zarzamora and Military H-E-B plus !
Where to chop down your own Christmas tree in the San Antonio and Austin areas
SAN ANTONIO – You may think the option of cutting down your own Christmas tree is just for people who live in mountains or snowy regions, but did you know there are Christmas tree farms in the San Antonio area? If chopping down your own Christmas tree has been on your wish list, 2020 can be the year you make that wish come true. Christmas tree farms grow trees specifically to allow customers to chop them down at the holidays so you don’t have to worry that you may be clear-cutting a forest. In San Antonio, for instance, the Solid Waste Management Department collects trees in early January and turns them into mulch which is then provided to the public for free. Here are some Christmas tree farms in the San Antonio and Austin areas if you’re looking to take a little holiday adventure:Most of the farms are off the beaten path and the farms provide directions on their websites.