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.
Enjoy the beauty of branches
all year long.
Use bare Christmas tree branches as you would grapevines—as a base for wreaths and swags. Try lightly spraying them with white paint to give them a snowy, wintry look. Or decorate them with wire-frame ribbon or flowers to match your décor. You can also arrange bare tree branches in a large vase just by themselves, or decorate with picture tree ornaments.