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The Green Life: Green Your Good Deed: Recycle Christmas Trees

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December 16, 2008

Green Your Good Deed: Recycle Christmas Trees

Recycle christmas trees The tradition of giving is a fundamental part of the holiday season, even in cash-strapped times. This week we'll offer ways to get more green mileage from your generosity.

Tip #2: Give Your Tree Back to the Earth

If you opt for a real Christmas tree (Sierra's Mr. Green says that real trees are greener than fakes), help the environment by recycling the brown-needled conifer after the holiday. Trees can be used to restore sand dunes, wetlands, and fish habitat. Turn your tree into wood chips or compost if you're landlocked. Earth 911 will help you find a recycling program in your area.

Share your tips: How do you avoid sending the Christmas tree to the landfill?

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