City Residents Offered Free FirewoodBy: Kara Bowlin
The City of St. Louis Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry will offer free firewood to City residents starting Monday, November 8, 2010 on the Lower Muny Opera parking lot in Forest Park.
The wood is available most days after 3 p.m. Monday-Friday.
All wood comes from the removal of dead or damaged trees from City streets and parks. Daily wood supply is not guaranteed and the wood will vary with size and species when left on parking lot for citizens. It is offered on a first come, first served basis. This process ends during the first week in March.
Due to park restrictions, no commercial vehicles or trailers are permitted.
"This is an excellent cost-saving opportunity for both the City and City residents,” said Commissioner of Forestry Greg Hayes. “The City avoids having to dispose of the wood and City residents have a chance to pick up free firewood.”
For more information or questions, please call the Forestry Division at 613-7200.