A SCHEME to recycle Christmas trees in Deeside has collected more than £2,500.

All of the money raised through Deeside round Table's 'Tree-Cycle' scheme will be put towards supporting worthy causes in the local community.

Between Monday, January 3 and Sunday, January 9, round table members made their way around Deeside, picking up any unwanted trees in return for a £10 donation.

A total of 270 trees were gathered, making the final sum raised £2,700.

A statement from Deeside Round Table read: "Thank you to everyone who has supported our Tree-Cycle Scheme! Ticket sales for this are now closed.

"We would like to thank you all for your patience during this campaign, it has been a real challenge as Deeside Round Table have been hit hard with Covid, and those of us that dodged it have been extremely busy gathering up a total of 270 trees from around the district. This is £2700 raised, 100% of which will get pumped back into worthy causes in the Deeside area.

"A special thank you to our Chairman and arborist expert Gareth Olsen, not only has he kindly given us use of his wood chipper for the recycling and his GroundsWise yard to store the gazillion trees, but he also went out collecting every day on top of organising the collection lists.

"Add to that our National Councillor Rory Tompsett, honorary DRT member KK Ketland and Peter Ketland who smashed it hard. Superhero tree-collecting prowess indeed. Top work chaps.

"And finally, thank you Deeside for your amazing support. What a brilliant start to 2022! Yessiree."