ANCHORAGE, Alaska — This is a weekend when a lot of families take down the Christmas tree, bringing it to one of the free tree recycling spots in town.
There are some rules and apparently not everyone is following them.
Mike Post and his team from Tall Trees Inc., a tree care and removal company which chips up the recycled trees, get a kick out of seeing what people bring to the lot each year.
“We've seen totally decorated trees before, they don't take off the lights, they don't take off any ornaments,” said Post, who just a few minutes earlier kicked a plastic tree stand off one of the trunks. “Every year there’s a few artificial trees too.”
But this winter, a few naughty homeowners are leaving a little something extra under the Christmas trees.
“Branches and logs,” said Post, “there are some mighty strong homeowners out there bringing big huge trees down.”