Most people enjoy a real Christmas tree during the holiday months. They provide a beautiful look as well as a nose pleasing smell for every family home. However, when the bristles get dry and the holidays are over, you might be wondering what to do with the unwanted tree. Try to think of ways that do not involve a landfill. Here are a few suggestions on what to do with your Christmas tree once it no longer has a use:
Remove the bristles from the limbs and use them around plants and gardens as a mulch like substance. They work great to hold water in under the surface during the warmer months of the year. It is a less expensive alternative than putting in a landfill to decompose over time. Plants will grow and thrive best when a good coating of mulch is applied to the top surface. The water content of the soil is greatly enhanced by doing so.
If you have an outdoor fish pond or an outdoor pond, then cut the smaller limbs away and place them inside of the tank. They make a fantastic hid away that your fish will love to nestle into the crooks and crannies for additional warm and protection from bigger predators. Fish love having a hiding place that makes them feel secure. They will thank you for it by living a long healthy life.
Cut The Trunk Up
Take a small hand saw to slice the trunk into small half inch pieces. They can be used for a variety of things from there. Apply lacquer to the outdoor to make them water proof and you can make drink coasters with them. Or try gluing a small picture to one side and apply a lacquer and a hanger on the back and you can use them as rustic picture frames. They are a very nice outdoor woodsy look that will greatly enhance the home.
Dealing With The Trunk
Don’t forget to cut up the trunk into individual timbers to be used as additional firewood. Just because they are used as decoration in the home, they are still essentially firewood that can effectively and efficiently be burned in the fireplace.
You can also call a tree company that has a wood chipper to be used. Once the Christmas tree has been chipped up it can be used as mulch or still burned in the fireplace. When used as a moisture barrier, it works very well to hold in the moisture and keep the heat out.
There are many great ways to reinvent the Christmas tree for different uses in the home. Take the tips listed above to inspire to think of even more ways that they can be used. Have a little bit of fun with it and find new and inventive ways to make extended use of your Christmas tree that do not involve a landfill.