Green Tip By Summer:
I promised a segment on what to do with your fresh tree post-Christmas so here are a few ideas on how to dispose of your Christmas Tree after Christmas.
– “Rural” – Forest living – Take your tree out to the wood and lay it on its side. Through the course of the year it will become a nursing log to new forest growth. The old will become new again! NOTE: Do NOT place your trees in random parks without permission or where “no dumping” signs are posted.
– “Suburban” – Wood burning abilities: Cut the branches from the trunk. Please don’t burn the branches as needles will be dry and burn too quickly. Place the branches either in a compose pile, in your individualized compost waste bin through your local garbage company, or place them on your property for animals to collect and use. Cut the trunk into appropriate pieces for your burning unit, and enjoy safely in your approved method of burning – fireplace, stove, or pit.
– “Urban” or Everywhere! – Let your local Boy Scout troop haul your tree away for you. Boy Scout troops collect the trees and dispose of them properly. Most get stripped and mulched for use in local parks. The Boy Scouts of America take a nominal fee to do so and additional donations can be made if you wish. Just be sure you include your payment, and place your tree on the curb on the right day and time.
Summer is the President of our Local MOMS Club chapter, she is the mother of two adorable active boys, and is always thinking of ways to help others. She is a friend, a wife, and always busy as all mommies are. She is very active on Facebook, addicted to Geocaching and very interested in organic and green living.