They say that Christmas isn’t complete unless there’s a Christmas tree. Most of us dedicate significant resources (time, effort, and money) to putting up a wonderful tree. But what do you do with your Christmas tree once the holiday season is over? Where do you keep it, and how do you dispose of it? If you haven’t found answers to these questions yet, keep reading because this article will provide you with helpful tips on how to dispose of your Christmas tree before the holiday season ends.
Before you decide to get rid of your Christmas tree, be sure to remove all of its ornaments. Aside from proper disposal, the decorative can be reused for the next holiday season. It’s a classic money-saving tip!
Turning your Christmas tree into mulch is one of the most effective and environmentally friendly ways to recycle it. Mulching is also one of the most approved and agreed upon methods of disposing of a Christmas tree because it makes it highly reusable. Most importantly, mulching your Christmas tree can act as an excellent fertilizer for the soil and other plants. According to one article, natural Christmas trees are often more ecological because they store lots of absorbed carbon dioxide. This makes the mulch extremely beneficial to the land because the carbon dioxide it contains provides nutrients required by plants.
Mulching is great, but if you think outside the box, there are many other options to consider. Here are some inventive ways to put your Christmas tree to use:
Returning your Christmas tree to Mother Nature is one way to help nature benefit from it. You can sink the tree into a nearby pond or fish habitat. This promotes the growth of fish as a cover for smaller species. As the tree decomposes, new vegetation forms, which includes algae and phytoplankton. Dead Christmas trees can also be taken to a wooded area where they can benefit animals and birds. However, before you do so, check with your local natural resources office.
If your Christmas tree is potted with all its roots, plant it. Let it grow in your garden and have a bigger Christmas tree for next year. Needle-free Christmas trees are best for thigmotropic plants such as peas and legumes, which can coil and grip them. The tree will help them in growing upward toward the light.
If none of the above methods work for you, contact your local waste management service provider. Inquire as to whether they can pick it up for you. Curbside recycling pick-up is usually available to assist you in properly disposing of Christmas trees. If you are anywhere in South Shore, you can call Troupe and Waste Recycling. We can certainly help you get rid of your Christmas tree.
Call us today at 781-340-0030 and let us know how we can help you!