If you plan on taking your Christmas tree out of your apartment in Beaufort, you have until January 7th to get it to the Naval Heritage Park in Port Royal. There the Beaufort County's Grinding of the Greens program will be grinding Christmas trees into mulch to be used in the spring.
It is the perfect way to give back to Beaufort in this season of giving. Residents and local municipalities can pick up mulch for free for about a week after Jan. 7. The remaining mulch will be used around the county in public plantings.
Last year, about 3,000 Christmas trees were ground into almost 25 tons of mulch. That's 25 tons of material diverted from landfills and put back into the ground it came from.