How to recycle your Christmas tree

How to recycle your Christmas tree”

Seven million Christmas trees lit up our living rooms this December, and the good news is that more of us than ever before are planning to recycle our trees after the festivities in some very creative ways.

People with real trees can drop them off at two locations.

Live Christmas trees that have started to die and dry out can be extremely flammable.

As a community-related fundraiser, a Hellertown business is again planning to pick up Christmas trees curbside in January and take them to the Saucon Valley Recycling Center for disposal or to a local farm to be eaten by animals.

Here's how to recycle your tree. Just put it anywhere in your backyard until spring.

Your Christmas tree will enrich your backyard ecosystem right away.

Do not use a tree bag.

In the past, crews drove around the city looking for trees left at the curbside. It's time to put your tree to rest and help out your flowers by mimicking what happens with dead trees in forests. This debris is not trash.

After a few years, not much will remain of your tree.

This post was written by Dan Kraus and originally appeared on the Nature Conservancy of Canada's blog, Land Lines. He is an expert on Canadian species and landscape ecology, and a member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature Species Survival Commission.

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