Christmas Trees are Recyclable
After the holidays, dont throw your natural tree away!
Remember that trees are a renewable resource. Here are some tips on what to do with your tree after the holidays:

Place the Christmas tree in the garden or back yard and use it as a bird feeder and sanctuary. Fresh orange slices or strung popcorn will attract the birds and they can sit in the branches for shelter.

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poinsetta.gif (10347 bytes) A Christmas tree is biodegradable; its branches may be removed, chipped, and used as mulch in the garden. Many communities utilize a wood chipper to make mulches for flowerpots.
cypress Once the branches are removed, the tree trunk can be chopped for firewood.

Large quantities of used trees make effective sand and soil erosion barriers.

Sunk into fish ponds, trees make excellent refuge and feeding areas.

Woodworking hobbyists can make a multitude of items including buttons, gavels, and candlestick holders from the trunks of recycled Christmas trees.

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