Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree, how lovely are thy branches! For now it graces our front door but what to do with your tree after Christmas?
Around six million Christmas trees are sold in Britain each year, and the Local Government Association estimates that the cost of landfilling those trees would be approximately £13.9 million. Thankfully, there are plenty of environmentally and much more creative ways to dispose of your tree!
Recycle. Thanks to local authorities, garden centres and community groups, recycling your Christmas tree couldn’t be easier. Visit recyclenow.com for your local tree recycling centre. These trees are then shredded into chippings which are used locally in parks or woodland areas.
Crafting. If you can’t get enough of that pine tree scent, make a sachet with the tree's pine needles. It will add Christmas freshness to your home throughout the New Year!
Replant. If you can’t bear to part with your Christmas tree, why not replant it in your garden? It makes a wonderful, winter retreat for your garden wildlife.
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