Deputy Fire Chief Kelly Bellefleur had to get creative in January when he was on his way to the Sportsplex to volunteer at the tree chipping and he needed to bring his tree along with him. This year’s tree chipping event happens Jan. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mirror File Photo

Chip that tree and give to charity at the same time, Campbell River

Campbell River Professional Fire Fighters Local 1668 hosts annual tree chipping by donation Jan. 5

The Campbell River Professional Fire Fighters Local 1668 will once again host their annual Christmas tree chipping event to help you get rid of your tree now that the season has come to an end.

This year’s tree chipping will again take place in the lower parking lot of the Sportsplex on Saturday, Jan. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tree chipping is done by donation with all proceeds going to the Burn Fund and other local charities. Each year, somewhere between $2,000 and $3,000 is raised for the charities, and a whole lot of wood is kept out of the landfill thanks to the event.