SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco Fire Department has teamed up with City Grazing for the second annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program. City Grazing, a San Francisco-based goat landscaping business serves as an environmentally friendly solution to weed control by renting out goats to clear public and private land.
Bay area residents are invited to bring clean Christmas trees with no ornaments, tinsel, lights or fake snow on weekends from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., December 27, January 1, January 2, January 3, January 9-10, and Wednesday evenings from 4-6 p.m., December 30, January 6, and January 13. City Grazing specifically welcomes residents to bring fir, spruce, cedar and pine trees and boughs to their goats in Bayview.
According to a social media post from the SFFD, City Grazing released the following statement: “The goats love to eat the trees, which provide vitamins, minerals and are even thought to offer natural intestinal worm prevention for the herd. We love being able to offer another way for goats to prevent fires-eating brush and weeds for fire mitigation strategies is a large part of our work year round.”
City Grazing is located at 100 Cargo Way in San Francisco, near the intersection of Cargo and Jennings. It is advised to look for signs for San Francisco Bay Rail, Waste Solutions Group, and City Grazing on the gates. The goat yard is across the gravel lot just to the right when entering in the gates. Parking will be available in front of the goat mural. For any additional questions, individuals can e-mail City Grazing at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 415-642-7172.