3 ways to get rid of your old Christmas tree

By CBC News Ottawa, January 5, 2019

Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree, how do I get rid of thee?

With the holidays behind us, many families are setting their trees out on the curb, waiting for them to be collected.

But that isn't the only way to do it, and some organizations would really appreciate it if you got in touch.

(...)Dave Adams, also known as "Groomer Dave," is gathering trees for the Sir John A. Macdonald (SJAM) winter trail.

(...)The Ottawa Wild Bird Care Centre's Patty McLaughlin suggests your back deck could actually be the best place for your old tree.

(..)The Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre in nearby Greater Napanee, Ont., would happily take any trees on offer.

The centre's Tess Miller said many of their injured animals love the trees — particularly porcupines.

She said her tree is on her deck now, near some bird feeders, providing birds "a place of protection."


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