Local children's programs received a boost on Saturday thanks to the annual Trees for Tots fundraiser.
The event, held by Children's Foundation of Guelph and Wellington, saw about 3,800 former Christmas trees turned into mulch, raising about $100,000 in the process, say agency officials. Those funds will be put toward a variety of initiatives including food security efforts and scholarships.
Trees were chipped at four locations in the city, with trees collected from throughout Guelph, Rockwood and Puslinch.
Mulch is to be spread on various trails and used in community projects.
Last year saw about 4,100 trees chipped, generating roughly $97,000.