Looking for a place to drop off your unwanted Christmas tree? Fort Macon State Park will take it to help with dune restoration.GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – As the holiday season winds down, WNCT takes a look at some creative ways to recycle and reuse your Christmas tree.
For the outdoors, consider making your tree a bird feeder. Just leave your tree in the stand and take it outside. Then, place popcorn strands, or mesh bags full of stale bread or dried fruit around the tree. The scent and food will attract an assortment of birds.
For those who like to garden, consider recycling your tree and using the materials to create mold-free mulch. One can also burn the branches and scatter the ashes in the garden. The ashes are will add nutrients and minerals to the soil. As the temperature drops you can always use the tree stump as firewood to warm the house.
If you are looking for a way to extend the holiday, consider creating Christmas air freshener or tea. For the air freshener, just add pine needles to potpourri or a satchel and place throughout the house. Pine needles can also be used to create a Christmas tea. Just seep the needles in boiling water, strain, pour, and enjoy.