The Garden City Parks Departments will be providing its annual free Christmas tree pick-up service Jan. 2 through 4.

Discarded Christmas trees must be placed next to the curb in front of residences, before the scheduled pickup date. Trees should not be put in the alley or trash dumpster. Trees should be free of tinsel, ornaments and plastic tree bags. Flocked trees will not be picked up. Trees will be recycled to provide mulch for various plantings on city properties throughout Garden City.

Weather permitting, the Christmas pick-up schedule is as follow:

• Jan. 2 – North of Kansas Avenue

• Jan. 3 – South of Kansas Avenue and west of Jennie Barker Road

• Jan. 4 – East of Jennie Barker Road and Chappel Heights

Anyone who would like to dispose of a tree before the scheduled pick-up date, or if you miss your pick-up, you may take it to the marked location at the Kiddie Pond entrance gate, south of Lee Richardson Zoo on Finnup Drive. The drop-off site will be marked with a sign and will be open from today through Jan. 6. After Jan. 6, an appointment will be necessary to dump trees. If you have questions, contact the Parks Department at (620) 271-1574.