Dropping Christmas trees into a lake
Dropping Christmas trees into a lake
Mulch made from Christmas trees
Mulch made from Christmas trees

The holiday season is coming to an end and Christmas trees are coming down. While many area villages offer curbside pickup of live Christmas trees, there are other options for using parts of the tree:

 

These are just a few ideas for recycling and reusing live Christmas trees. Cook County, Illinois uses collected, live Christmas trees to rebuild housing structures for wildlife. This helps the wildlife that has been displaced due to area development. There are many ways live Christmas trees can continue to serve a useful purpose. Use your imagination to envision other options.

Does your community reuse recycled Christmas trees? Have a unique idea for reusing a Christmas tree? Leave a comment!

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