What you can do with your leftover Christmas tree

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By Krystalle Ramlakhan, CBC News Ottawa, December 28, 2019

As the holidays come to a close, it's time to start cleaning up and that includes getting rid of your Christmas tree. Here are three things you can do with the leftover evergreen.

In the backyard for the birds

The Nature Conservancy of Canada says leaving your Christmas tree in the backyard instead of sending it to the landfill will provide important habitat for bird populations during the winter months, especially on cold nights and during storms.

You can prop it up near another tree, against a fence or lay it in your garden. Redecorating it with pine cones filled with peanut butter and/or strings of peanuts will provide food for birds while they find shelter in the tree.

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