As the holidays come to a close, and decorations are getting packed up and put away, we are left with an empty, and most likely very dry tree.
Some towns and cities have a tree pick-up program, but what happens if you live in an area without such a program?
Enter today’s Quick Tip Friday.
Instead of dragging your tree to a far corner of your backyard and leaving it there, recycle it.
Recycling center. Check your local listings for a tree recycling area where you can take your tree to.
Turn your tree into mulch. If you have access to a wood chipper, turn your tree into mulch. You can use this mulch in your garden beds, which is very beneficial to your garden. Mulch helps regulate soil moisture, and it keeps plants warm from cooler temperatures. Wood chippers are relatively inexpensive to rent, and while you’re at it, you can chip all of those random branches and sticks that have fallen in your yard.
Burn your tree. If you have a fire pit, or a safe place to burn your tree, do so. Of course you will need to cut the tree into pieces first, so the tree fits in the fire pit. Once the tree has burned, collect the cooled ash and distribute in your gardens. Again, another thing that is great for your gardens.
I hope these recycling suggestions have inspired you for your tree.
Enjoy today’s Quick Tip Friday!