Shortly you will begin to see Christmas trees sitting by the curb, waiting for the assigned pick-up date to be collected and mulched. This is one way to be sure your holiday tree gets recycled.

If you get your tree composted in a community program, don’t forget to take advantage of the composted material later by bringing some back home and using it in your landscape beds. Also, any of those fallen needles inside the home can be added directly to the home compost pile.

I know you are already thinking, “Why is he talking about what to do with the holiday tree while presents are still under it?” Well, I may be rushing the calendar a bit, yet having an expectation of how best to recycle the tree makes the follow-through easier.