If you haven’t already recycled or curbed your holiday tree, This Old House has some crafty ideas on getting some use out of its broken-down parts.
There are a few non-garden uses suggested among the 10 uses, arranged in a lightly aggravating gallery format. Assuming you don’t think of a tree trunk slice as an ideal coaster, you’ll be mostly interested in how any tree can be broken down into pieces that arrange and protect an outdoor garden:
- Insulate Perennials: Cut off boughs and lay them over perennial beds to protect them from snow and reduce frost heaving.
- Edge Your Borders: Cut the trunk into 2-inch discs and set them into the soil to edge flower beds or walkways.
How have you put a spruce, fir, or other holiday tree to good use after its intended time is done? Share the recycling tips in the comments.
10 Uses for Your Christmas Tree [This Old House]