If you are like more than 30 million other folks in North America, you enjoy the Christmas season in the company of a farm-raised tree, but just a few days from now, you’ll want it out of the house. A few days later, you’ll want it out of your yard, too. What do you do with the tree once Christmas is over?
While it might seem convenient to just let the trash collector haul the tree off to the landfill, that’s the last place you want it to go. Recycled or repurposed Christmas trees play a significant role in everything from energy production to creating wildlife habitat and sometimes provide raw materials for the pharmaceutical industry.
To find a tree recycling program near you, visit www.Earth911.org
To learn about the many ways that real Christmas trees are being recycled and reused in communities nationwide, follow the links below.
- Saving Lives with Vaccines – Toronto, Ontario
- Wildlife Habitat – Porter County, Indiana
- Mulch for Planting – Georgia
- Dune Restoration – Gulf Shores, Alabama
- Rebuilding the Louisiana Coastline – Jefferson Parish, Louisiana
- Home for the Herons – Cook County, Illinois
- Giving Back to the Community – San Diego, California
- Improving Fishing Areas – Keene, New Hampshire
- Building Better Parks – Clarksville, Tennessee
- Fueling Our Nation's Industry – Tomahawk, Wisconsin
Links provided by the National Christmas Tree Association, www.ChristmasTree.org