Drop off your Christmas tree and help Red Willow farm grow food

A greenhouse at Taos Pueblo's Red Willow Farms. The Taos News file photo

If you are wondering where to take your Christmas tree now that the holidays are over, consider dropping it off in the parking lot at the Taos County Economic Development Center, 1021 Salazar Road, off of Bertha Street to help out the Red Willow Center.

The Red Willow Center manages greenhouses at Taos Pueblo and can use the trees to heat their year-round greenhouses using a GARN wood boiler, according to a press release. The center grows food usually available at the farm during harvest months to both pueblo and non-tribal members, but the pueblo has closed its borders temporarily due to the pandemic.

Trees should be free of ornaments and any other materials before they are dropped off. The trees can be dropped off anytime until Jan. 31.

For more information, call 575-770-1362.

Taos County Solid Waste will also recycle Christmas trees through Jan. 19, dropped off in front of the county courthouse on Albright Street. Remove all decorations and tree stands as the trees will also be mulched and the decorations damage the chipper. All who take place in this recycling are greatly appreciated.

-- Staff report

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