R.I. looking for evergreen trees to be donated for holiday decor


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Posted Online: Oct. 02, 2012, 3:40 pm
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Press release submitted by R.I. Parks & Recreation Department

The Rock Island Parks Department is looking for evergreen trees to be donated for holiday decorations. Trees should be no bigger than 25 feet tall and clear of all structures. Crews will come and remove the tree however it is up to the home owner to have the stump removed. Trees nearest to the maintenance facility will be considered first then further out on an as-need basis. If you have a tree you would like to donate please call (309) 732-7261.




















 



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