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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

St. Louis City's Got Wood, Will Unload On You for Free

Posted By on Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 6:00 AM

click to enlarge Look at all this wood. - HOIRA VARLAN VIA FLICKR

Starting today, St. Louis is offering city residents free wood. Firewood, that is.

Every year, the forestry department collects wood from the removal of dead or damaged trees in city parks and streets and gives it to residents for firewood.

"This is an excellent opportunity for city residents to take advantage of picking up free firewood for the winter months," says Greg Hayes, commissioner of forestry.

See also: St. Louis Has Wood For You

Want to get a piece of St. Louis' wood for yourself? City employees drop their loads after 3 p.m. on weekdays on the lower Muny parking lot in Forest Park. St. Louis' free wood program starts November 12 and runs until the first week of March 2015.

Fair warning: Wood isn't guaranteed to come every day, and it's distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Owing to park restrictions, commercial vehicles and trailers are prohibited. For more information or questions, call St. Louis' forestry division at 314-613-7200.

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