Goat Christmas Tree Recycling Program 2019 – 2020 Goat Dispatch and City of Faribault
1/20/20 Update: Trees are still being accepted and we anticipate we will still accept them through the end of February. This tree drop location is open to all people who would like to grab trees for their goats as well so spread the word!
All Trees to be dropped off at Faribault White Sands Dog Park in Faribault. Address is
White Sands Dog Park
900 Lyndale Avenue North
Faribault, MN 55021
Drop off zone is on the Northwest of the parking lot. About once a week we bring a trailer and load up the trees and bring them back to our farm.
For the sixth year in a row local company Goat Dispatch to offer a unique “recycling” opportunity for real Christmas trees and wreaths. Goat Dispatch, owned by Jake and Amanda Langeslag, specializes in land management using goats to remove invasive and pest plant species and uses Christmas trees as a winter treat for their goat herd. Feeding the trees to the goats keeps the trees out of the landfill, puts them to good use as browse for the goats during the plant-free months, and uses the goats’ natural digestive processes to “recycle” the trees.
Community members are invited to donate their real Christmas trees and to the Goat Dispatch goats by dropping them off at the White Sands Dog Park parking lot in the area marked for tree donations. Trees need to be free of ornaments, metal, stands, and cannot be flocked. Trees that do not make good goat food (ones that are overly dry) will be put into a wood chipping machine and will be used for the trails in the dog park.
The White Sands Dog Park offers 6 acres for your dog to run around along with a 1/4 mile chip trial and multiple benches and large pond for your dog to swim in. Park hours are from sunrise to 11:00pm. call the Parks and Recreation Department if you have any further question about the park at 507-334-2064
Video of what goats have done to Christmas Trees in the Past:
Our goat video was also featured in the Sierra Clubs – Greenest Christmas Tree Video Below: