Danielle Rowe, executive director of Keep Newberry County Beautiful, estimates around 135 trees were donated this year to Grinding of the Greens.
The trees were put into the chipper and turned into mulch to be given out.
Some Newberry County residents dropped off last minute trees for grinding.
The Newberry Elected Cooperative employees toss the Christmas trees into the chipper.
The trees being turned into mulch.
The Newberry Electric Cooperative employees were able to grind all the trees up before 10 a.m., which is when they started giving out the mulch.
One truck being loaded up with free mulch.
The Christmas trees make a good mulch because it holds moisture.
The mulch also takes longer to decompose, which means it will last longer.
The Newberry Electric Cooperative employees were able to load up a truck load of mulch.
A truck load of mulch.
Most people brought their trucks to take home mulch.
Smoothing out the mulch for better transport.
Loading up another truck full of mulch.
The Newberry Electric Cooperative partnered with the Keep Newberry County Beautiful and volunteered their time and equipment to help grind up Christmas trees and wreaths into mulch to give out, free of charge, to members of the community. Pictured, in no particular order, Chip Moore, Jarrett Waites, Sean Sexton and Debra Shaw, vice president of Member and Public Relations at NEC.