The NRC would like to remind residents to dispose of holiday greenery responsibly. Dumping them in parks and conservation areas might seem like returning nature to nature, but it’s actually illegal and bad for the environment. Take them to the RDF for mulching, or use one of the local tree pick-up options. Wellesley Scouts Venture Crew 42 will pick them up on January 6th (e-mail [email protected]) and the Chalmers family in Wellesley also collects trees on four different dates and donates 10% of proceeds to charity – see their sign-up genius here. You may also be able to schedule pick-up through your regular trash or recycling pick-up if you use a service – call them to check!