05 Jan '12, 6pm

How (and where) to recycle your Christmas tree

How (and where) to recycle your Christmas tree

Leave the tree in its stand and move it to a place in the garden where you can see it from your favorite room. Hang bags of suet, pine cones filled with peanut butter or small feeders on it and let the fun begin! Lay the tree on its side in a corner of the garden where it can serve as a hedge and shelter for small birds and animals to seek a safe haven. Cut the trunk that remained after stripping off the branches into easy to manage lengths (leave branch stubs for perching), drill holes in each piece (but not all the way through), attach a hook to the top of each piece, fill the holes with suet or peanut butter and hang these home-made feeders in the garden for woodpeckers, nuthatches, creepers, chickadees and other birds to feed on. If you have a pond large and deep enough to accommodate your tree, sink it to create a fish and aquatic insect habitat. If you border a shall...

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