Harford County residents turned in 3,346 Christmas trees in January for recycling. That's a 334 percent increase over the number of treesbrought in for recycling last year.
Kim Ayres, a spokeswoman for the county Bureau of Environmen
tal Affairs, said the Bel Air collection site received 1,600 trees, more than any one of the four other collection sites.
However, most of those dropping off trees for mulching turned down coupons to receive free a 3-year-old Norway spruce seedling.
"They said they were just happy that Harford County had the program," Ayres said.