Please recycle your Christmas tree this year. Many cities have either pick up of the tree at your home or a central location for drop off. My husband brings ours to the drop off and returns with a truck load of free mulch from the trees. Since it is freshly mulched and not aged, we use it away from our home and main gardens. Alternately, you could let it age for 6 months to a year and use it in landscaping if desired.