Virginia Cooperative Extension provides tips for recycling your Christmas tree

BLACKSBURG, Va., Dec. 20, 2013 – Selecting a real Christmas tree over an artificial tree is an environmentally friendly decision because of the renewable nature of real trees.

But what should families do with the Christmas tree after the holidays have passed? If the tree is taken to a landfill for disposal, the environmental benefits end there.

Virginia Cooperative Extension agriculture and natural resources agent Adam Downing has some creative suggestions for getting the most out of your tree after the holidays.



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