Intro: Recycling Christmas Trees
In this Instructable, I will show how I recycled my Christmas tree. Throwing out Christmas trees after the holidays were over always bothered me, and I always thought there should be some other use for the dead trees. A few years back I heard of an organization that takes Christmas trees and builds sand dunes at beaches with them to stop beach erosion. I couldn't find them on the internet, so I did the next best thing. I turned the tree into firewood...
Step 1: Trim the Tree...
Start out by taking the tree outside or somewhere that you don't mind getting pine needles everywhere. Then take a garden cutting apparatus of your choice and start trimming off all of the trees branches. I used a lopper. Start cutting at the bottom of the tree where the branches are the densest and work your way to the top. Try to cut as close to the trunk as possible.
Once you have the branches off the tree, it's time to move on to the next step.
Step 2: Saw Into Logs
Once you have all of the branches off of the tree, the next step is to cut the bare tree trunk into logs that can fit into a fireplace. I used a handsaw to cut the trunk into logs about 1.5 feet long.
Step 3: Burn the Wood
Once the Christmas tree trunk is cut up, all that is left is to burn the logs as firewood. Be careful playing with fire!!!