Port Moody firefighters will be serving up steaming mugs of coffee and hot chocolate at their annual tree chipping event on Sat., Jan. 4, and Sun., Jan. 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Inlet Centre fire hall (150 Newport Dr.).
The service is by donation, with a $5 minimum. All money goes to the BC Professional Fire Fighter’s Burn Fund, while the chips will be hauled away by Meadows Landscaping.
In addition to chipping trees that have been stripped of all their decorations, including tinsel, the firefighters will even vacuum the needles left behind in the car.
They’ll also demonstrate why taking advantage of their timely service is so important, by lighting some of the trees ablaze to show how quickly and easily they can burn as they dry out.
If you’re unable to transport your own tree, pick-up is available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.