Pines for Perch to start next week with Christmas tree collection

Christmas trees will be collected from Helena residents for the Pines for Perch program throughout the month of January. After removing all lights and ornaments, just set your tree in the alley or on the boulevard for collection. Do not put your tree in your container.

There is no need to call for collection – just be patient.

Residents self-hauling their Christmas trees can bring them to the Transfer Station just north of Carroll College. Residents can either use a Transfer Station permit or pay cash at the scale.

Trees collected during this period will be hauled to Canyon Ferry Lake where the Fish Wildlife & Parks Dept will bundle and sink them providing shelter for the perch.