Monday, January 14, 2013
Trees should be placed curbside by 7 a.m. on the day of each scheduled collection.
Christmas trees will be collected on your regular collection day during the weeks of Jan. 7-11 and 14-18, 2013. Trees should be placed at the curb by 7:00 a.m. and be free of lights, tinsel, ornaments, and other decorations in order to be collected. Residents may also call Public Works (240-487-3590) to arrange for a special pickup for Christmas trees on Thursdays and Fridays. Artificial Christmas Trees that have outlived their usefulness should be disposed of as refuse. Call Public Works to schedule a pickup.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The town’s elementary school choir will open the tree lighting for the first time.
The holiday season is well underway, but in University Park the annual Christmas tree lighting is the official sign that the holidays are here. The town will light its holiday tree, which is on Henson Green--near the intersection of Sheridan Street, 40th Avenue and Queens Chapel Road--on Saturday, according to the University Park Civic Association. University Park Elementary School’s concert choir, for the first time, will open the tree lighting with their seasonal songs from a variety of cultures and languages. Mayor John Tabori will light the tree at 7 p.m. “There were usually around 200 people attending the event, but we’re expecting more this time because of the choir,” said Councilman Len Carey, who volunteers with the University Park…
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Maryland tree specialists share the dos and don'ts of holiday tree buying.
Are you ready to trade in your fake Christmas tree for one that comes from nature? Know what to expect before you scrap your artificial tree for the real thing, because the last thing you want is a tree disaster to sap your holiday cheer. Whether you're planning to buy a Christmas tree from a roadside vendor or a 200-acre tree farm, a little tree education could spare you from making some common tree buying mistakes. "Most people don't know anything about trees; they just know they're green and they look pretty," said Chris McGhee, who is selling Christmas trees at Greenway Center in Greenbelt for about $30 ($50 for firs). Don't know your firs from non-firs? Quick lesson: Pines, the non-firs, sprout their needles near the tips of the …