Now that the holidays are over and the gifts are all unwrapped, it’s time to think about removing the Christmas tree. Live Christmas trees are a great decoration to have for the holidays, but clean-up can be a chore. Here are a few of the best ways to remove, recycle, and reuse your Christmas tree.
One great option to reuse your Christmas tree is to turn into festive firewood. Burning pine, spruce, or fir logs is a wonderful and warm way to remember the holidays for months to come. Simply take your Christmas tree outside and chop it into logs. Leave the logs in a dry place, away from your home, and wait for the logs to thoroughly dry out before using them.
Only burn your Christmas tree logs in an outdoor fire pit. These types of trees produce a hot-burning chemical called creosote when they are burned. Creosote burns quickly and at very high temperatures. If this chemical builds up in a fireplace or chimney, then it can result in a fire. Only burn Christmas tree logs outside.
If you’re a creative type who loves to do crafts, then an old Christmas tree is a great opportunity. When it’s time to take down the Christmas tree, you’ll have a large supply of materials at your fingertips.
It’s easy to turn your Christmas tree into cool wooden coasters for around the house. Using a saw, cut several 1 – 2 inch slats from the trunk. Coat the slats with an application of polyurethane and let them dry.
One of the best ways to reuse your Christmas tree is by turning it into Christmas tree mulch. Mulch is a beneficial addition to any landscape. Not only does it protect roots from changing temperatures, but it also helps prevent weeds in flower beds and around trees. When the holiday season is over and you’re looking to dispose of your Christmas tree, consider mulching it. Rent a wood chipper from your local hardware store and mulch your tree. Make sure you take all necessary precautions and be safe.
Finally, the most obvious way to dispose of your Christmas tree is to recycle it. In most places across the country, you will be able to set your Christmas tree outside to be picked up by your disposal service. Check with your disposal company to learn the dates they will be picking up and follow their instructions. Typically, they will need you to remove all lights and decorations from the tree. The tree may need to be put into lawn bags which may mean you’ll need to cut your tree in half. Take a look at this link for more information on recycling your Christmas tree.
If you’d rather not wait for the pickup or if your disposal company doesn’t accommodate this, then you can drop it off to be recycled. All across north Texas, there are places that accept Christmas trees at the end of the season. They take the tree and recycle it for you. Again, make sure to remove all decorations and lights before dropping your Christmas tree off. Check out this link for more information on where and when to recycle your Christmas tree.
After you’ve dealt with your Christmas tree, why not start thinking about tree care for your property? Here at Lawn Lab, we offer premium tree care services for ornamentals in your yard. Take care of your green spaces with tree care services from Lawn Lab.
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