FESTIVE firs have fallen foul of a New Year ban on tree dumping.
At the end of the Christmas period every year, people have been invited to take their Christmas trees to Caldy Valley Nature Park, Great Boughton to be shredded and recycled, and hundreds would take advantage.
Many would bring their Yule log and take home some shreddings. Those chippings that were not claimed were given to Boughton Heath School or dumped in heavily nettled areas of the valley.
But this year a sign clearly informed those arriving with trees that there would be no tree chipping this year stating: “Please Do Not Leave Trees at Caldy Nature Park”. It urged people to leave the tree in their brown bin for garden waste to be collected from their homes.
The request has been ignored by many and a mound of firs and pines has quickley formed right next to the sign just off Caldy Valley Road.
Pam Atkinson, of Friends of Caldy Valley Nature Park, admitted it was only to be expected, adding: “We’ve done it for about 15 years. It was an expensive do getting the stuff there and the chopper and everything.
“The city council collect trees with the brown bins now so we thought it was time to finish it. The council thought it was an unnecessary expense.”