In the aftermath of Christmas, a great many trees will be burned or sent to landfill. I blogged earlier in the season about alternatives to cut trees (still better than plastic trees). However, we’re now at the point where you’ll be thinking about what to do with the tree, if you have one.
If you don’t have a tree, well done! Please feel virtuous and easy of conscience at this point because you’ve already done the most environmentally responsible thing you could do on this score.
If you are in the UK, your local authority may well have a tree collection point for chipping and deployment – chipped trees can be used to help maintain paths, and this kind of re-use reduces their impact.
In some areas, charities are collecting trees for a donation, and then recycling them as chippings.
Find a responsible way of dealing with your dead tree. Don’t send it to landfill.
And really, Pagans, if you’ve killed a tree to celebrate midwinter, you might want to have a think about this.