When the holiday season comes to an end there are many ways to upcycle and utilize the tree. If you live in an area where it is permitted the tree can be placed outside and left. Local wildlife will use it as a shelter from the winter wind and freezing temperatures. Decorate a patio by filling up a 5-gal bucket with water and place the tree upright keeping it straight. Once the water freezes, you can decorate the tree with homemade bird seed suet balls or if you’re craftier, fill old cookie cutters with the mixture and freeze, then hang on the tree. String popcorn for garland or hang berries.
The list is endless. Cut the trunk base into 1” sections, sand until smooth, then apply a thick varnish and voilà instant coasters. Crafting not your thing, used trees can also make good firewood to heat the house in winter or save it to use for summer bonfires.
There are endless possibilities for use, and it does not have to end up in a landfill. Before recycling your tree in any way, it is extremely important to ensure it has not been treated either with fake snow or fire-retardant chemicals as these may be harmful to you or the animals.
At Heritage Hill our trees are one hundred percent natural and can be recycled without worry.