Tree disposal tips
Now that Christmas season is over and the time has come to remove the tree from your house, there are a few safety tips that can be used when your tree is disposed.
Make sure that all lights and cords have been removed from the tree before you throw it out. Any type of electrical device can be dangerous if not properly maintained safely.
Many people wait until the end of Christmas season to dispose of their tree, but once you see dry needles falling from the tree it is time for removal. Place the tree outside pending disposal. However, never in the garage.
Also, you should never burn any part of a Christmas tree in a wood stove or fireplace. The best method of disposal from an environmental perspective is to recycle your real “Christmas Tree”. Some municipalities will retrieve your discarded tree from the gutter. Others make available drop off points where your tree can be recycled. Several websites permit you to locate the recycle centers closest to your home: http://www.earth911/ or the National Tree Association’s website: http://realchristmastrees.org/.