With Christmas day 2013 a thing of the past, many are left in the dilemma of just what to do with their Christmas tree following the festivities.
What people across the country fail to recognise, is that the Christmas Tree can be reused in your garden, with many beneficial possibilities which can be utilised whilst the cold winter weather lingers.
The natural wildlife often struggles to find warmth and shelter over the Christmas period. Whilst we are enjoying our loved ones company from the comfort of our homes, many animals fight the cold weather, and this fight is becoming even more difficult with many of their homes being destroyed by the industrial nature which is becoming increasingly evident across the United Kingdom. Christmas trees can provide a shelter for the wildlife from the winter elements, whether it is placed upright, providing a home for birds, or laid on its side and therefore providing shelter for mammals such as mice.
Aspects of your garden design can also be protected by reusing your Christmas tree. In the same manner that the wildlife struggles with the cold, plants are also victims of the cold weather. You can effectively reuse your Christmas tree in order to provide a form of insulation, allowing your plants to bloom again when Spring arrives. Insulation can be provided by mulching the branches of the tree, and with frost often covering areas of the country throughout winter, the evergreen could provide the difference between a plant making it through to Spring, or not.
Following the Christmas period, the New Year is now almost upon us, and with this, many look to resolutions in order to better themselves from the previous year. Becoming more environmentally friendly over the upcoming twelve months is an attribute which many may make a conscious effort to improve, and using your Christmas tree to begin a new compost heap, is an example of putting your plan into action.
Have you thought of how you are going to dispose of your Christmas tree as this year’s festive period draws to a close? Are you considering reusing your tree in your garden design with the advantages it can bring come spring time? Perhaps you previously used an artificial tree but are now looking to purchase a real one next year due its advantages? We’d love to hear your thoughts on reusing Christmas trees, and you can let us know what you think through any of our social media channels.