Easy ways Nebraskans can repurpose Christmas trees

December 29, 2018

LINCOLN - Many people are anxious to get the Christmas tree out of the house. Don’t just toss it in the trash.

University of Nebraska - Lincoln Extension Educator and horticulture expert John Fech says treat your tree as an asset.

There are countless re-purposing ideas for the tree. One idea is just to take it outdoors for wildlife to enjoy.

Fech says you can chip the tree and use the mulch on perennial plants or in your garden. It also helps keeping weeds in check.

Trees can be cut into pieces and put in a pond for fish habitat.

Those who are crafty can use the branches to make sachets or make wreaths and garland to enjoy the season a bit longer.

You can also recycle it at drop off locations where cities will use it for mulch at parks.

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