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5 Things to do With Your Dead Christmas Tree

Start the New Year off by going green with your dead Christmas tree. Rather than just dumping it next to your bin and hoping the bin men will take it away for you, there’s other ways it can be put to good use.

 

1# Mulch

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Blandria

Cut the branches into small pieces, if your tree is dead just take it outside and shake the needles off, and use them as a mulch for your garden. It doesn’t matter if they are brown or green they’ll do the trick of slowly rotting down while helping to protect the plants.

 

2# Natural Habitat for Pond Life

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Morning AG Clips

If you have a large pond consider using your Christmas tree as a habitat and food for fish and pond life. It provides a natural habitat that will decompose over time.

 

3# Coasters

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Design Style

If you had a large tree you can use the trunk as drinks coasters. A little DIY project that will remind you of the festive season all year round.

 

4# Fire Pit Fuel

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Bob Vila

It’s fine to cut up your tree and use it as fuel for your outdoor fire pit, gently does it though as dead needles burst into flames instantaneously; but don’t use it on an indoor fire as the quick to ignite branches and needles can cause chimney fires from the resin.

 

5# Recycle

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Recycle Torrance

Remove all the decorations and take your used tree to the local recycling point, where it will be used as landfill or mulch.

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