Washoe County is partnering with the Nevada Division of Forestry (NDF) to remove more than 200 fir trees from Galena Creek Regional Park Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015.
The trees will be given to foster, adoptive and Nevada National Guard families for use as Christmas trees.
NDF was awarded a grant by the U.S. Forest Service for wildfire fuels reduction forest within Galena Creek Regional Park.
According to the County, “many of the trees identified as part of the fuels reduction treatments include small, white fir trees that needed to be removed anyway and this is a great way to reuse them for the benefit of the community.”
On Saturday, December 5, 2015, NDF and County park rangers will be on-hand at Rancho San Rafael with a fire crew and special guest Smokey Bear as families receive their Christmas tree.
Families will also be able to enjoy free admission to the Wilbur D. May Museum that day. Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful is offering free Christmas tree recycling to these families after the event.