Turning Trees into Electricity in Burlington, Vermont

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As part of a Christmas Tree drop-off program in Burlington, Vt., trees are chipped and burned to generate electricity for area power companies and, ultimately, to power thousands of homes around the region.

"These trees are not going to the local landfill and taking up critical space," Kroplin said.  "The material is being reused as a fuel right here in Chittenden County for the benefit of local residents."

The McNeil Plant in Burlington is the largest in the area to turn wood into power.

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