Tualatin Boy Scout Troops 530 and 35 will cover the entire city on Saturday, December 31 and January 7 to pick up Christmas trees for recycling. Trees need to be curbside by 8 a.m. and will be picked up between 9a.m. and 4p.m. both days. The suggested donation is $10 for smaller trees and $15 for larger trees.
Checks can be made to BSA (Boy Scouts of America) and are highly recommended over cash to prevent theft. Trees can be put out without payment, and a Scout will knock on the door to collect. For customers convenience, trees will also be collected in the north parking lot of Tualatin High School, 22300 S.W. Boones Ferry Road.
The funds raised help pay for activities such as camping, hiking and character development, it also helps individual Scouts earn their way to summer camp.
The Boy Scouts help maintain various parks and green space within the city of Tualatin, by providing service in clearing ivy, and invasive plants, while planting with native plant, trail repairs, and provide numerous volunteer hours to local events such as the City of Tualatin’s Annual Arbor Day celebration, and Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Many Eagle Scout projects have improved parks and local school facilities and grounds in Tualatin.
For more information, call Scoutmaster Norm Dannemiller, from Troop 530 at 503-885-2405 or go to https://sites.google. com/site/tualatinorbsatroop530.