Instead of trashing your Christmas tree, consider giving it a second life

By CBC News Ottawa

After the eggnog is drunk and the ornaments come down, most families leave their Christmas tree on the curb to be picked up and disposed of at a municipal landfill. But this year, the Nature Conservancy of Canada has another suggestion.

"Throw it out in the backyard, just give it a heave off the back deck," said Andrew Holland, the head of media relations for the conservation advocacy group.

Leaving the tree outside on the lawn can have many benefits for people's yards and the creatures that call it home, he said.

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