For Bay Area residents looking to recycle their Christmas tree, there is a new ecologically friendly — and cuter — choice available: Feed that tree to the goats.
The San Francisco Fire Department is teaming up with City Grazing to help folks dispose of their Christmas trees.
City Grazing is a landscaping business that rents out its goats for weed abatement. Starting Sunday, Dec. 27, the public is invited to bring their ornament-free trees to City Grazing's facility at 100 Cargo Way in the Bayview to feed them to the 80 goats that reside there.
There is apparently a limit to how much the goats can eat: City Grazing says it's accepting up to 20 trees per day on specified drop-off days, so better call ahead.
The trees provide vitamins, minerals and are believed to offer natural intestinal worm prevention for the herd, according to City Grazing's website, but "More than 2 per goat is probably too many!" General manager Genevieve Church told SFGate in an email.
They'll accept up 160 trees total.
Those drop-off days are Dec. 27, Jan. 1-3, and Jan. 9-10, from noon to 4 p.m. Evening drop-off times are scheduled Dec. 30, Jan. 6 and Jan. 13, from 4 to 6 p.m.
More information is available at www.citygrazing.com, or by phone, (415) 642-7172.