Tomorrow last day for Christmas Tree collection. Commission for the Protection of Trees in Nyon
Wednesday the 13th January is the final day when Christmas trees will be collected by the council from designated spots around Nyon.
Photo above from the official Christmas tree burning in Gland 2010
Nyon council has produced an explanatory brochure of what kind of rubbish/ trash will be collected from outside private homes on certain dates throughout 2016. It has also produced an A-Z listing of household items that can be recycled at the various “eco points” in the Nyon area. If you missed these brochures, (perhaps they got lost amongst the Christmas mail!) then all is not lost, they are also published online. Eco-points brochure here A-Z listing here
Did you know that there are a set of regulations in Nyon concerning the cutting down of certain trees, so if you are thinking about demolishing a tree in your garden or on your land and the tree measures 30 cms (or more) in diameter, and
at a height of 1m 30 then be sure to seek the permission of the Municipality.
The Municipality, in consultation with the Commission for the Protection of Trees, has the authority to agree or not to the cutting down of a tree in accordance with a specific set of rules, (for example, for health or safety reasons). The rules concerning the planting and protection of trees can be found on the town’s website.
The Commissions of Nyon
The Municipality has the power to appoint consultative commissions to help it in its work. Currently there are eight of these, including those for culture, trees, naturalisation. They provide input/advice to the Municipality and are chaired by a member of the Municipality. Each party group nominates its member(s) to the commissions.
Thanks to Trevor Greenwood for the above information on the Commission for the Protection of Trees.
Photo above – Trevor Greenwood. Member of the Commission for the Protection of Trees
Trevor has lived in the Nyon area for over 40 years, initially for over 25 years in Eysins, followed by Commugny and for the last six years in Nyon. Born in the UK he holds dual nationality having been naturalised Swiss with the bourgeoisie of Nyon.
He has been a member of Nyon Tennis Club since 1975 and a member of the committee on several occasions. He is a member of the Parti Indépendent Nyonnais, the Commission des Arbres, the Tennis Club de Nyon, the Golf Club Domaine Impérial and the British Residents’ Association of Switzerland
If you have any tree felling related questions you can contact Trevor via email – trevorgreenwood (at) hotmail.com