Danger Ranger’s 16th Annual Post Yule Pyre

Xmas Tree Burn 2006

Hey kids, it’s that time of year again, when all those dead Christmas Trees littering the streets of San Francisco are finally laid to rest. Danger Ranger’s 16th Annual Post Yule Pyre takes place this Saturday, January 6th at Ocean Beach.

An annual San Francisco tradition occurs at this time of the year, when the last stand of sidewalk fir trees is logged by the Friends of the Rootless Forest and then piled up on the beach for some very rapid composting. Saturday, January 6th. Meet at the Carousel Diner, 2750 Sloat Blvd at 7:00 PM. (Look for the giant Doghead in the middle of the street.) We’ll hang out for half an hour and then head west when the coast is clear. Bring a christmas tree and libations. No glass containers on the beach, you assume the risk, no one is in charge, your mileage may very. And remember; “When fire is outlawed, only outlaws will have fire.”

During the spring equinox of 2007, the Friends of the Rootless Forest will plant an equal number of trees to offset the carbon footprint of climate changing gases that are released into the air by this year’s Post-Yule Pyre. After playing with fire on the beach, we will take up the torch for a much greater cause. This is a Leave No Trace event. All of the ashes from our ecstatic celebration will be removed within 24 hours

Here are some photos from previous Post Yule Pyres.

photo credit: Michael Williams
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