OneFortyOne Christmas Tree Giveaway

CHRISTMAS CHEER: OneFortyOne planning forester Robyn Patient, value optimisation forester Lily Marshall and research manager Desmond Stackpole getting into the festive spirit. Picture: Supplied

FREE Christmas trees will be ready for selection and collection next week thanks to OneFortyOne.

General manager green triangle forests Deon Kriek said the radiata pines were thinned from different parts of the OneFortyOne estate.

“The trees we give away are basically rogues who grow out of place in our plantations,” he said.

“Destined for a life as a Christmas tree, rather than structural timber.”

The giveaway has gifted hundreds of trees over the years, giving the community the opportunity to safely acquire a fresh tree to bring home and decorate with family and friends.

Mr Kriek said this was his first Christmas in the region and to celebrate, he would have one of the trees taking pride of place in his family room.

“It’s great to be able to share this experience with the community, and I’m looking forward to being part of the local tradition,” he said.

The trees are available on a first come first served basis.

Free trees can be picked up on Thursday and Friday, December 7– 8 from 8:30 to 5pm.

Pick up locations include:

Glencoe Nursery, Mile Hill Road, Glencoe

Blue Lake Sports Park, Jubilee Highway East, Mount Gambier

Nangwarry Depot, Riddoch Highway, Nangwarry

Mount Burr Depot, Mount Burr Road, Mount Burr

Be mindful, if you’re planning on picking up a free tree, please follow all safety signage at pickup locations and ensure you can safely and legally secure your tree on the journey home.