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December 27, 2012
Become a Treecycler!
When the holidays are over, that Christmas tree has to go. But rather than put it out with the trash, give it to the birds! You can easily turn that tree into an outdoor feeder using ingredients you probably have on hand. The University of Nebraska Extension tells you how (and why) to do it.

Not into feeding birds? Start a simple brush pile with your discarded tree. In doing so, you'll provide much-needed shelter for animals and birds. And you'll encourage more wildlife to visit your yard. Learn the benefits of brush piles at All About Birds, a project of The Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

You can also use spent Christmas trees to protect perennials. Snip off the boughs and place them over garden beds. Their needles will eventually become mulch in the spring.

Treecycling—it's a no-brainer!

learn   how a Christmas tree can be used to feed the birds, protect plants and more.
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