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PHOTOS: Annual Chip-A-Tree Recycling Program

Glen Cove residents participate in an annual tradition.

The Glen Cove Beautification Commision, , the Department of Public Works and participating residents were out early Saturday morning for the annual recycling program at

Chip-A-Tree, which runs from 9 a.m. to noon each year on the Saturday following New Year's, is an opportunity for residents to dispose of their Christmas trees in an eco-friendly fashion. This year, over 140 trees were brought to be recycled. They will avoid the landfill, and go to composts to be eventually used as mulch.

The event is one which links generations, especially for Mayor Suozzi, whose two sons volunteered during this year's program.

"My father started the Beautification Commission," said Suozzi, who also pointed out that a total of 56 trees were planted this year along Forest Avenue and in Morgan Park. "It's nice to see my sons join in something which has passed down from the generations."

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