Do you know Christmas tree recycling?

It’s November now, and Christmas is just over a month away, and by then, the whole month will be full of festivities. Everyone loves Christmas, the chance to reunite with family and friends, have a reunion dinner and go shopping at the mall, decorate the tree at home, exchange Christmas gifts and so on.

When the holiday is over, people should all pack up the Christmas tree will also retire. I wonder if you have ever thought about the question: where will those Christmas trees go after Christmas day?

Christmas tree recycling
Christmas tree recycling

Most natural Christmas trees are made of fir. In the past, wild trees were often cut down for Christmas trees, but nowadays, to protect the environment, planted economic forests are generally used. It takes 8 to 12 years for a small tree to reach the right size. Some businesses will dig up the tree by the roots and transplant it in flower beds and other places to decorate it at Christmas time. But the loss of roots and environmental changes caused by digging can be very detrimental to the health of the tree; when the climate changes, the survival rate of these trees will be low if there is little to no protection for large trees.

Another type of business is to simply cut the tree down and make it into a disposable item. After the holidays, most ways of disposing of Christmas trees are more environmentally friendly: in Sweden, for example, the government has a special website that tells people how to sort their garbage. Christmas trees belong to “garden waste”, and after they are put in the collection area, they can be shredded by a wood grinder and made into gardening wood chips.

In the United States, there is also a Christmas tree recycling program where residents bring their Christmas trees to a designated site where wood shredders and wood chipping services are provided. These Christmas tree chips are used in parks, ball fields and communities, and people can take them home for free for gardening. The wood chips can be used to keep plant roots warm in the winter and sprinkled on the soil to retain water. This recycling method is effective and environmentally friendly and helps residents solve their annual Christmas tree problem.

Wood chips are used for insulation and water retention
Wood chips are used for insulation and water retention

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