Come January, one by one, our once pride of place Christmas trees will be left out in the cold to await their fate. This sorry sight of branches spiking from wheelie bins will soon be a thing of the past if we all choose to follow one of these 5 ideas.
Around 6 million Christmas trees are sold in the UK each year, and the Local Government Association estimates that the cost of land-filling those trees would be approximately £13.9 million. Thankfully, there are plenty of environmentally-friendly ways to dispose of your tree.
Bakker.com are always coming up with ideas on how to enjoy all things green for longer. Here are 5 ideas that will make taking down that beautiful tree a little easier!
Did your Christmas tree arrive in a pot? Then plant it back into the soil. The tree will prove shelter for birds during the cold winter months, and you can hang fat-balls and nuts from it to keep the birds from feeling peckish. Only live Christmas trees can be replanted, so make sure your tree has a healthy root ball before you start digging.
Contact your local council, garden centres and community groups, recycling your Christmas has become much easier in recent years. All you have to do pop your fairy off, remove the tree from its pot or stand, and leave it where you place your recycling. Alternatively, you can drop your tree at a designated communal collection point.
A Christmas tree is biodegradable; its branches may be removed, chipped, and used as mulch in the garden.
Lay the tree in a sheltered spot with fresh water and bird food. This will provide a great nesting spot for animals keen to get out of the cold.
Dry the tree out in an out building and chop up for fire wood. When the wood burns, a fabulous wintry aroma fills the air.
Happy New Year Everyone.