THE Christmas season is officially over and it’s not yet twelfth night.

The first trees are being collected ready to be turned into wood chips across Oxford.

Yesterday, 17 city parks started collecting Christmas trees for recycling.

Tim Wyatt, skilled arborist at Oxford City Council, said: “We welcome Christmas trees at our 17n locations across the city. We turn these into wood chip and use them in our parks and open spaces.”

Last year, 2,196 trees were recycled into 13.1 tonnes of wood chips.

Trees can be dropped off at Alexandra Tennis Courts, Middle Way, Summertown, Atkyns Road, Wood Farm, Blackbird Leys Leisure Centre car park, Blackbird Leys Park car park, Bury Knowle Park, North Place car park, Cutteslowe Park, Harbord Road car park, Elizabeth Green, Westlands Drive, Northway, Florence Park, Cowley, Green Road, Risinghurst, Hinksey Park, Abingdon Road, Long Lane, Littlemore, Manzil Way Gardens, Cowley Road, Margaret Road Recreation Ground, Meadow Lane Recreation Ground, Jackdaw Lane, Oatlands Recreation Ground, Ferry Hinksey Road (car park), South Park, Morrell Avenue, and Sunnymead Recreation Ground, by play area.

The collection points will be open until Sunday, January 20.