Wellesley’s Natural Resources Commission is making a plea for residents to properly dispose of their Christmas trees.
Three trees were found abandoned in the woods at Kelly Memorial Park in the same place where a pile of now-decomposing trees had apparently been tossed a few years back. Volunteers dragged the newer trees to the spot shown above in front of the No Dumping sign so that the DPW could pick up the trees.
The NRC notes that it’s not only illegal to dump personal property on town-owned land, but discarding of trees in the woods can introduce pests that can harm native vegetation. What’s more, it can take a long time for such trees to decompose.
Residents are encouraged to dispose of trees at the year-round brush area of the Recycling & Disposal Facility after removing all ornaments, tinsel etc. The trees are ground up into wood chips and compost.
Separately, partiers over at the gravel/sand pit near Morses Pond are being none too tidy, despite the fact a neighbor apparently has nicely placed a trash barrel in the vicinity.