How to Use Your Christmas Tree in the Garden

For some of us, the holidays just aren’t the holidays without something upon which to drape garlands and those antique glass ornaments from our grandma. We can choose a living tree, and plant it out in the yard when the holidays are over. Or we can buy a cut tree from an organic tree farm, and then recycle it. Better yet, put that tree to use in your garden.

Steps

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    Provide a home for the birds. Place your tree, stand and all, out in the yard. Be sure to remove the decorations! Birds will find the tree and use it as shelter during the winter months. In spring, once the birds don’t need it anymore, either chip it up or lay it on its side in a part of your yard where it can serve as a brush pile for other backyard wildlife.
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    Cut the branches off and:
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    Use the trunk to make teepees to grow beans on, rustic fences, and as supports for shade covers and floating row covers.

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