Free tree tradition continues

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Free tree tradition continues

Local forestry and sawmilling company OneFortyOne is keeping a local Christmas tradition alive, giving away free Christmas trees this December.

General Manager Green Triangle Forests Deon Kriek said the radiata pines had been thinned from different parts of the OneFortyOne estate.

“The trees we give away are basically rogues who grow out of place in our plantations,” he said.

“Destined for a life as a Christmas tree, rather than structural timber.”

The giveaway has gifted hundreds of trees over the years, giving the community the opportunity to safely acquire a fresh tree to bring home and decorate with family and friends.

“This will be my first Christmas in the region, and to celebrate I’ll have one of our trees taking pride of place in our family room,” Mr Kriek said.

“It’s great to be able to share this experience with the community, and I’m looking forward to being part of the local tradition.”

Trees will be available from 8am on December 7 and 8, on a first come first served basis.

Anyone from the community is welcome to collect a tree from the Glencoe Nursery, OneFortyOne depots in Nangwarry and Mount Burr, and Blue Lake Sports Park in Mount Gambier.

If you’re planning on picking up a free tree, please follow all safety signage at pickup locations, and ensure you can safely and legally secure your tree on the journey home.

Christmas tree locations

Glencoe Nursery, Mile Hill Road, Glencoe

Blue Lake Sports Park, Jubilee Highway East, Mount Gambier

Nangwarry Depot, Riddoch Highway, Nangwarry

Mount Burr Depot, Mount Burr Road, Mount Burr

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