Monday, December 31, 2012
Town of Herndon and Fairfax County will recycle trees for free through mid-January.
Monday, December 31, 2012
Clearing out after the holidays? Here is how you can recycle or dispose of your Christmas tree. Town of Herndon residents can put their Christmas trees out on the curb on their trash day between January 2 and January 11. All Fairfax County residents can recycle their Christmas trees (less than eight feet tall) at the curb with the regular trash and recycling collection service during the first two weeks in January. This is a free service for all county residents regardless of whether homeowners have their trash and recycling collected by Fairfax County or a private service provider. For trees larger than eight feet tall, please contact your collection service provider for details on how to dispose of it. Please make sure lights, …
Friday, December 21, 2012
The EPA says there are easy ways to help keep the green in the environment during the holidays.
Some 40 percent of all battery sales occur during the holiday season, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. That's only one of the holiday increases which can negatively impact the environment. Electricity, paper and water are among the other resources whose use increases in December. The EPA provides these tips for reducing holiday waste: Find Herndon Patch via:
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Finding and caring for your fresh cut Christmas tree.
* Contributed by John Dudzinsky, Town of Herndon Community Forester. When purchasing a Christmas tree for the holidays, one major concern is the freshness of the tree. A lot of folks have a tradition of going to a Christmas tree farm to cut their own tree. This tradition guarantees freshness. Others will go to a Christmas tree lot and purchase a pre-cut tree. Here is where you need to be careful. Take your time selecting a tree. When you pull one out, shake the tree and see how many needles fall off. The tree should only loose a small amount of needles. Also check to see if the branches are flexible and do not break easily when you bend them. Tree height and variety is a personal choice. The top selling trees are balsam fir, Douglas-fir, …
Looking to deck your halls? Here's where to get Christmas trees in town.
It's that time of year and Christmas trees and holidays lights are popping up in people's windows in Herndon. If you're looking for a great spot to get a fresh, real Christmas tree in Herndon, here's a few places to look. • Boy Scout Troop 157 - HUMC Boy Scout Troop 157's annual Christmas tree fundraiser is being held at Herndon United Methodist Church. Tree sales are open Monday through Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. The tree sale is the troop's main fundraiser for the year. • Where Elvis Gets His Trees - Elden & Center Streets You see the sign every year — at the corner of Elden and Center streets, this tree shop next to the Stohlman Subaru dealership has a large variety …
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Is this the weekend to choose your tree?
In Herndon and Reston, fresh cut trees are being sold at a brisk pace, to match the weather. Here's a quick rundown of places to purchase your perfect Christmas tree. On Lawyer's Road (between Fox Mill and West Ox Roads), Mary's Garden is a local favorite in the Spring. Thousands of irises bloom in the spring at Mary's Gardens and is truly a site to behold. Right now, trees from Southwest Virginia are available for purchase. While this location is technically Herndon it is convenient for both Herndon and Reston tree shoppers. The Boy Scouts Troop 157 is selling trees at the Herndon United Methodist Church, across the street from Herndon High School. The trees are conveniently arranged by height. Proceeds from the sale benefit the Boy …