Let Goats Feast on Your Christmas Tree by Donating It to This Local Arboretum

Mark Hostutler
Image via Jerome Eno, Philadelphia magazine.

If you don’t like the idea of throwing away your Christmas tree now that the holiday season is over, there’s a much better way to dispose of it, writes Gina Tomaine for Philadelphia magazine.

The Philly Goat Project is hosting tree-cycling at Awbury Arboretum in Philadelphia on select dates. To participate, you need to contribute your tree and $20 toward charity in support of the project.

The tree will either serve as a delicious feast for the goats or will be turned into wood chips that will help line local trails, goat paddocks, and parks.

The monetary donation will go toward the project’s mission of using “goats for the greater good,” as well as providing free programming for the community throughout the entire year.

This will include “the Ramble” – a monthly, inclusive, sensory-friendly space for people with disabilities and their friends and family.

The tree-cycling will be available on Saturday, Jan. 9, and Saturday, Jan. 23. The trees need to be undecorated. And if you stick around, you can even watch goats chow down on your tree.

Read more about tree-cycling in Philadelphia magazine by clicking here.