Ideas for when you're done with your real Christmas tree


With Christmas right around the corner, some of us still go out and get a real tree. After Christmas comes the question, what do we do with it?


There are several things you can do with your tree from making it into mulch to recycling it.


MULCH

Mulching your used Christmas tree preserves soil moisture and releases necessary nutrients into the soil as it decomposes. This is great to place around shrubs and trees.


MINI WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

Prop your tree up in the backyard. Then add some peanut butter and seed feeders to attract birds or small animals. The benefit from this will be an enriched nesting space for your area's wildlife. A great learning experience for the whole family.


A CRAFTY SOLUTION TREE COASTERS

Here is how to do it. Saw small pieces from the main trunk of your tree, sand and seal them. Then you will a unique place to set your coffee.


GARDEN FRENZY

Use small round pieces, cut from the trunk, and add them to the edge of flowerbeds or walkways. You can also compost the branches for fertilizer.


JUST RECYCLE IT

If none of the above ideas work for you, then just recycle it. Just check with your local municipality to see the procedure.