How to recycle your Christmas Tree

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Once Christmas is over, it’s easy to disregard your tree, but there are lots of ways you can recycle your Christmas tree and keep it going.

  • Of course, if your Christmas tree has still got its roots intact you can always replant your tree to keep a bit of Christmas in your garden all year round. 
  • If you’ve got a log fire, you can also cut up the trunk and use it to keep your house warm. Please note: don’t burn the branches, since they can send off sparks! 
  • You could also cut off all the branches, and use the trunk to edge off part of your garden. 
  • A Christmas tree makes a fantastic bird feeder. Simply put the tree outside and place anything from your normal bird feed, to old bread and dried fruit in mesh bags. A wide variety of birds will be attracted to your garden for food and shelter.

At Hever Castle the Christmas trees are shredded to use for wood chippings around the grounds. Christmas may be over, but with these ideas, you can make the festive season last a little longer. 

Learn more about Hever’s environmental efforts here.

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