Recycle your tree this year! Here are a few ways to put your live tree to good use after Christmas.
- Give it to the birds—Move the tree in the stand outdoors for winter, where it can provide food and shelter for wild birds. You can hand bird treats or popcorn to attract and feed the birds.
- Give it to the fish—Sink the tree in your pond. Old trees become wonderful habitats for fish.
- Turn it into a trellis—Move the tree to a corner of your yard and in the spring set it up in your garden as a trellis.
- Compost or chip it.