Tree chipping supports Nanaimo Search and Rescue

NANAIMO – Dispose of Christmas trees at tree chipping fundraiser this weekend.

Nanaimo Search and Rescue, with help from Vancouver Island Tree Services, will host its second annual tree chipping fundraiser in the Country Club Mall parking lot (near the Dairy Queen) on Saturday (Jan. 3) 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Trees will be chipped on site by VITree for donations supporting Nanaimo Search and Rescue. Search and rescue members will be on hand to carry trees from vehicles to the chipper.

Money raised will help purchase a new command vehicle, which acts as a mobile operations base of operations for searches. An updated command vehicle carries high-tech equipment used in search operations and will allow improved response to incidents.

For more information about the tree chipping event, please call Dave Stewart, event organizer, at  at 250-677-5044.