What to Do with Dead Christmas Tree? 12 Ideas
20.11.2023 - 11:23
/ Ralph Astley
When the festivities of Christmas come to an end, the question of What to Do with Dead Christmas Tree may arise. Instead of discarding it without a second thought, here are practical ideas to give your tree a meaningful afterlife.
You can use your dead Christmas tree to create a brush pile; throw in some twigs, leaves, and logs in your garden, and the Christmas tree can be used as its base.
It’ll help redirect the small animals and birds during the winter months. The dead tree will offer much-needed protection from chill to the animals and act as a source of food.
You can also go a step further and decorate it, fill bird feeders with edible seeds, and hang them from the branches/boughs to attract the birds to their new home.
If you’ve got a living Christmas tree with the root ball intact, replanting it for the following Christmas is a good idea. It might be more than 11 months, but that only gives us all the more reasons to start early.
Instead of using it for a bonfire, slice up the trunk of your Christmas tree into thin discs and use them to edge walkways and flowerbeds. This is an excellent way to use your Christmas tree and create something beautiful and functional.
You can cut off the boughs from the dead Christmas tree and lay them around the roots of the perennial plants. This mulching will protect them from cold temperatures and also reduce the chances of frost heaving.
If you have a decent-sized Christmas tree, you can cut the trunk into pieces of different lengths and use them as pot risers, or you can get creative with it and make a rolling plant stand out of it.
If you’re unsatisfied with the natural looks and want to protect the wood from deterioration, varnish or paint the tree stump pieces.
Instead of sawing and