Local scouts provide tree removal service for community


HUMBOLDT COUNTY, Calif. (KIEM)-Those in Eureka, Arcata and McKinleyville areas who still have not disposed of their Christmas tree yet, can have it hauled off this weekend.

Boy Scout Troop 15 and Cub Scout Pack 95 will pick-up Christmas trees and take them to be recycled or disposed of safely.

They ask trees to be free of all decorations – such as tinsel, hooks and ornaments.

Every year scouts provide tree removal services to residents, it’s part of their community project.

The service is free – however – donations are accepted and will go to fund troop outings and summer camp.

Those who would like to have their tree hauled off can call the tree pick-up hotline at (707) 440-9272 to request a preferred day and time.

According to a message on the hotline, trees will be picked-up on the weekend of Jan. 2nd, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., for service simply to leave your name, address and phone number and preferred pick-up date and someone will get return your call.  

As a reminder – due to COVID-19 scouts will not enter homes this year – residents are asked to place their tree outside – to help prevent the spread of the virus.