WEST TERRE HAUTE -- The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods have announced their annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program has begun.
Real trees that are being discarded may be taken to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, where the Sisters of Providence staff will recycle the trees into wood chips for heating fuel. All ornaments, decorations and tinsel must be removed.
People wishing to drop off their used trees should use the north entrance on United States 150 to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Signs will designate the specific area in the parking lot near the horse stables.
Trees will be collected through Jan. 5. The gate to the grounds is open from 6 a.m.-6 p.m., including weekends.
The Sisters of Providence, a Congregation of nearly 400 women religious, have their motherhouse at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, located northwest of Terre Haute.
Saint Mother Theodore Guerin founded the Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in 1840. Today, Sisters of Providence minister in 22 states, the District of Columbia, Taiwan and China.
For more information about any of the ministries of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, visit the congregation's website at www.SistersofProvidence.org.