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November 27, 2022

Live Christmas Tree Safety & Disposal

The City of Bryan’s Public Works and Fire Departments have a few reminders when it comes to your Christmas trees.

Christmas tree on curb


Decorating your Christmas tree is always a lot of fun each year. If you like having a live tree, be sure to keep the following tips in mind to prevent a possible fire hazard.

  • Before placing the tree in water, cut 2 inches off of the trunk.
  • Ensure a constant supply of water in the stand. A dry tree can burn very quickly, leaving little time to escape
  • Keep any type of heat source, including candles, away from the tree.
  • If you decorate the tree with lights, make sure they are UL-listed.


Once you’re ready to dispose of the tree, remove all of the decorations along with the metal/plastic stands and place it at the curb on your regularly scheduled brush and bulky day. Bryan Public Works will dispose of it for you at no charge.

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