Now that you have some ideas on how to store your Holiday decorations
, what is the proper way to dispose of your Christmas tree? You could set it out by the curb for the garbage man to pick up, but all the benefits would be lost for our feathered and furry friends.
The Home Know-It-All has gathered some great ideas on how we can recycle our Christmas tree
. The birds would be thrilled if you set up your tree for them and adorned it with suet cakes
, peanut butter pine cones
, stale bread and bird seed. You can anchor the tree in the ground with wooden stakes, or attach it with rope to another tree.
When spring comes, you can mulch the Christmas tree
and use the chips to protect your plants, small shrubs and trees. Your landscape will look much prettier with mulch than without. Larger branches of the Christmas tree can be cut off and used to help protect your shrubs in the winter.
If you have a fireplace
, why not use the tree to help heat your home? If you don't have a wood burner, friends and neighbors that do would be happy to take your tree off your hands.
These are just a few of the ways to say goodbye to your spent Christmas tree this year. How do you dispose of your tree? Please share with us some of the ways you recycle and dispose of your Christmas tree in the comments section.