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Christmas Tree Use After Christmas Newsletter

Dirt Doctor Weekly Newsletter 

Managing the Tree after Christmas


It's time to do something constructive and environmentally correct with the Christmas tree – as opposed to letting it go to the landfill. For a living tree, choose a well- drained spot in the sun, dig a wide ugly hole no deeper than the ball, back fill with soil from the hole only, no amendments, settle the soil with water- no tamping, cover the disturbed area with 1/2" of compost followed by 3" of coarse shredded cedar or another native tree mulch. No staking, wrapping or thinning.




If you used a cut tree, take it to a recycling drop off point to be ground into mulch or better still, grind yours at home and use it for mulch around you own ornamental plants. It can also go into the compost pile.


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Naturally yours,
Howard Garrett
The Dirt Doctor



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Originally published 2008





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