With the holidays over, it’s time to start thinking about recycling your Christmas tree. Having a live Christmas tree is a delight during the holidays, but they can be a real mess after a while. By the end of the season, you’ll be wanting to get the tree out of the house. Here are a few great ways to recycle your Christmas tree.
For creative people, recycling a Christmas tree is a no-brainer. A live Christmas tree has a lot of raw materials for fun holiday crafts. Once you’ve cleaned up the gifts and removed the lights and decorations, start brainstorming your crafts.
One fun option is to turn your Christmas tree into coasters. This is a quick and easy Christmas tree craft. First, cut the trunk into several 1 or 2 inch slices. Next, apply a coat or two of polyurethane. Finally, let them dry out. These Christmas tree coasters look great around the house and make great gifts throughout the year. The fun doesn’t stop there, check out our list of other fun Christmas tree crafts.
A great way to recycle your Christmas tree is to make mulch out of it. Adding mulch to your property is one of the best things you can do. It helps retain moisture, prevents weeds, and looks beautiful. To make mulch out of your Christmas tree, you’ll need to rent a wood chipper from a hardware store nearby. Safely feed your tree through the chipper to make an extremely beneficial Christmas tree mulch.
The best thing to do is to recycle your Christmas tree. Across Louisiana, there are several different options for recycling your Christmas tree, depending on which parish you live in. This link has all the information for each parish on when and where you can recycle your Christmas tree. Make sure you remove all lights, decorations, and stands from your live Christmas tree before recycling it.
Here in New Orleans, we have a creative way to recycle your Christmas tree. Christmas trees can be used to create natural habitats in the wetlands and strengthen coastal zones. Christmas trees are airlifted by the Louisiana National Guard and placed in areas like the Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge to help bolster new marsh habitats. For more information, call NOLA 311.
After the holidays, make sure you recycle your Christmas tree. But, during the rest of the year, take care of the trees in your yard. With tree and shrub care services from TruGreen Midsouth, we can help boost the health and beauty of your ornamentals.
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