A few weeks ago, you picked out the perfect live Christmas tree and lit it up with twinkling lights. I hope that little Feller has come through the holidays, but what are you going to do with the spruce peel? It's easier to recycle your Christmas tree than you might think. Instead of lugging it in the trash, we have 14 proposals that are more gentle on landfills and give your tree a second life.
Mulch love : Slowly use decaying pine needles to give your garden TLC. Some communities even mulch themselves, then let the residents home with them.
Put a bird on : Leave it in the tribune and hang it from bird feeders. (Put it outside first.)
Save your table : Cut the trunk into thin slices, coat it with polyurethane and use it as a tree truss.
Return it : Many cities have programs to recycle trees that are biodegradable.
Make your own music : Here are instructions on how to make a didgeridoo out of a Christmas tree Especially dangerous indoors, so be careful. Of course, some cut their trees into firewood.
Sachet, Shantay : Place the pine needles in a small bag to keep the Christmas scent for a few more weeks.
Scratching post : After cutting the branches and securing the trunk, pass the tree to the claws of your cat. Her local zoo or wildlife center may even want her for her big cats.
Fir-ment : Transform your tree into spruce beer.
Put it in the earth : Right, you can actually plant it a new Christmas tree.
It sleeps with the fish : Donate your tree to a fish and wildlife department so it can serve as a habitat for finned friends.
Rabbit Fir Coat : Cover some of the neighborhood bunnies by creating brush piles with the branches.
Create a Festive Playground : Hire a wood chipper, let your tree run through the tree, and admire your newly created play blanket. All you need now is a large metal chute and a rocker. No, we do not know where we get these from.