Doug Alyward of Ladysmith Fire/Rescue adds another tree to the pile.

Doug Alyward of Ladysmith Fire/Rescue adds another tree to the pile.

Ladysmith Fire/Rescue Historical Society Christmas Tree Chipping

Doug Alyward adds another tree to the pile behind the Ladysmith Fire Hall Jan. 4

Doug Alyward of Ladysmith Fire/Rescue adds another tree to the pile behind the Ladysmith Fire Hall Jan. 4 during the seventh annual Ladysmith Fire/Rescue Historical Society Christmas Tree Chipping. Over the weekend, the fire department raises money to restore its 1942 International parade truck (pictured at right), and in seven years, the firefighters have raised about $10,000. The truck was purchased from the Abbotsford Airport after WWII and served Ladysmith until the early 1970s. It was restored once, by members of Ladysmith Fire/Rescue, in the early 1980s.