In your home and yard, and all around your community, there are so many ways you can use Christmas trees after the holidays to help the environment and help ensure that our forests can remain abundant for many generations of happy holidays to come.
But before using or donating your real tree, be sure to remove tinsel, plastic and other non-recyclable ornaments that could be harmful to animals. Never burn your Christmas tree, even if it is dried out. Burning the tree is bad for air quality and can cause a fire.
Go organic in your garden.
Composting is one of the best things you can do for your garden soil, and it’s also another great way to put a real Christmas tree to good use. You can add clippings from your Christmas tree to your compost pile, and a few months later, use them to enrich garden soil.
Source: About.com (landscaping.about.com/od/