As the holidays come to an end, many find themselves wondering what to do with their Christmas tree. Whether you prefer to dispose of your Christmas tree through your local garbage company or want to give it a new purpose for months and years to come, we’ve got you covered. Here are our top three suggestions for what to do with your Christmas tree after Christmas is over.

1. Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Recycling your family’s tree after the holidays is a great way to get it out of your home and give it a new purpose! Many garbage companies will pick your tree up if it’s out by your garbage cart. If you choose to use this method of recycling, make sure to follow curbside collection guidelines. Another way to repurpose your tree is to use it for mulch. Mulching helps keep your home’s landscaping both safe and healthy all year round. Many communities even offer free mulching services throughout the month of January.

2. Use Your Christmas Tree for Firewood

What better way to spend a cold winter day than sitting by a warm, crackling fire? Once Christmas is over and we roll into the new year, consider chopping your tree up to be used for fresh firewood. In fact, the ashes from your tree’s fire can be even used in your garden. Ashing your garden provides your plants essential nutrients like potassium and lime, helping them flourish and keep certain pests away.

3. Use Your Old Christmas Tree for Crafts

Whether you’re stuck inside on a snow day or just looking for something fun to do on the weekend, your family’s tree can be recycled as inexpensive crafts! The wood from the branches and trunk can be used to create a variety of decorations like wooden drink coasters, one-of-a-kind ornaments, or even a festive wreath.

If you are in need of local tree services this winter, contact the professionals at Ivan’s Tree Service. Our certified arborists have the skillful knowledge to handle all of your tree questions and services.