Klamath Basin residents are invited to bring undecorated Christmas trees to the Klamath County Fairgrounds parking lot on Saturday, January 7, 8 a.m. – noon, to be chipped by Absolute Tree Care Service in exchange for any cash or check donation to Friends of the Children – Klamath Basin.

“With this event, we hope to encourage environmentally-friendly tree disposal and support an organization that does so much for local youth,” 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.