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January 8, 2005

Albany- Keep Albany Dougherty Beautiful sponsored Bring One for the Chipper again this year.

Hundreds of families dropped off their Christmas trees at the Home Depot to be recycled. In turn they took home a new hardwood seedling.

Bill Dixon collected 63 trees in his neighborhood and was able to take home enough seedlings to create his own forest.

"My grandma has a big yard, my mom has a big yard and they're nice little hardwood seedlings. In 15 years I know they're going to be something real pretty to look at," he says.

Last year recyclers traded in 22 tons of trees. All the trees are turned into mulch that will be used to help protect trees at the YMCA Sports Park on Gillionville Road.

Posted at 5:45 PM by elaine.armstrong@walb.com