questionsdo you recycle your (real) christmas tree?

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Many cities have recycling programs for live Christmas trees. Usually there are restrictions (remove all decorations, no flocking, etc.), but they can use the old trees to make mulch, for example. Here in Louisiana they even use recycled trees to build artificial barrier reefs in the Gulf of Mexico to reduce coastal erosion. Check out recycling opportunities in your area! I found this site that includes some links you might find helpful: http://pickyourownchristmastree.org/disposing.php.

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when we used to get real trees, the boy scouts would pick them up for recycling. we'd usually throw in $10 as a donation.

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If by recycle you mean, lighting it on fire in my backyard? Then yes, I do recycle it.

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Our town has a recycle (chipping station) set up one block over from our house. Each year I drag our tree, down the street, to it. We can then gather the mulch for our yard.

There was talk about discontinuing the program, this year, because of a lack of funds. However, our city manager was able to find the funds, to continue it. I think it's one thing that our town should continue to support.

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@tknoman: Ha! My hubbie tells me that when he was young the kids would gather up all of the old Christmas trees and build competing "forts" with them. Then, at New Year, they would crouch behind their fort and have bottle rocket wars with those in other forts. Having seen the flames that shoot up from a single dried out Christmas tree, I'm amazed that he survived to pseudo- adulthood.