Klamath Basin residents are invited to bring undecorated Christmas trees to the Klamath County Fairgrounds parking lot on Saturday, January 8, from 8 a.m. to noon, to be chipped by Absolute Tree Care Service in exchange for any donation to Friends of the Children – Klamath Basin.

“By offering this service we hope to encourage environmentally-friendly tree disposal as well as community support for an organization that does so much for kids in the Klamath Basin,” said Rick Spicher, owner of Absolute Tree Care Service. 

Friends of the Children is a national nonprofit that creates generational change by empowering youth facing the greatest obstacles through relationships with professional mentors, called “Friends,” for 12+ years. Friends of the Children originated in Portland, Oregon, in 1993. It was established in Klamath Falls in 2000. Learn more at friendsklamath.org.