FALLING NEEDLES FAMILY FEST DAY
Falling Needles Family Fest Day on December 30th serves as a reminder to clean up and recycle the live Christmas tree.
- Every state offers recycling options, many with pick up.
- Mulch the tree for bedding around your home or donate to mulching programs.
- Before recycling, you can provide shelter to birds and use the tree as a place to hang treats to feed them. The tree will need some anchoring – See this article from Purdue University for more details. When winter is over, you can still use the tree for other recycling needs.
- After your tree provided shelter to the birds, it can also offer shelter to the fish, too. In ponds and lakes, trees are used to create protection for spawning and feeding.
- While your tree should never be burned in a wood stove or fireplace indoors due to the type of oils in fir and evergreen trees, the tree may be chopped and used in the firepit outdoors.
- Depending on where you live, Christmas trees may be used as soil erosion barriers for lakes, rivers, and dunes.
HOW TO OBSERVE #FallingNeedlesDamilyFestDay
Get the family together and clean up after the Christmas Tree. Plan to recycle your tree and learn more about your options. Use #FallingNeedlesFamilyFestDay to post on social media.
FALLING NEEDLES FAMILY FEST DAY HISTORY
Thomas and Ruth Roy at Wellcat.com created this awareness holiday.
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