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7 ways to repurpose your Christmas tree
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7 ways to repurpose your Christmas tree

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Once your holiday decorations go back into storage, it is time to deal with your bare real Christmas tree.

Give it a second, even third life by recycling the bits and bobs you would normally throw away.

Here are some suggestions that go beyond putting it in the garbage.

Christmas tree

Even after Christmas is over, there are things you can do with your Christmas tree such as burning it as firewood, turning it into mulch and cutting off the branches to layer on top of plants.

Tree recycling

Check for recycling resources in your community. Many municipalities have special pickups for Christmas trees, which are then chipped, shredded and made available for citizens to use in their landscapes.

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