Photo: Goodbye until next year.
Today, Monday, Jan. 4th, is the day before Twelfth Night, which marks the end of the Christmas holiday (it’s the night before Epiphany, the day when the nativity story says the three wise men visited the infant Jesus), which in the past was a time of revelry and merry making.
And with the end of the holiday comes another tradition: the dumping of the family Christmas tree onto the curb.
And starting today, the Belmont Department of Public Works will collect your Christmas trees at the curb for regular trash pickup on the designated trash day during the first two full weeks of January.
For those who like to recycle, the branches can be spread over your garden plot to help protect the soil and provide some shelter for voles and chipmunks.
If you have any questions about ol‘ Tannenbaum, contact the Belmont Public Works at 617-993-2680.