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Garden Tool Before you send your Christmas tree away to be chipped for mulch, consider how the tree can be used in your own garden. Cut the branches off the main trunk to place around plants or emerging bulbs that could use extra frost protection. The main trunk could then be used as a stout stake for annual vines planted in the spring. Another idea is to use it as a temporary bird feeding station. Tie on orange slices, suet balls, peanut butter and birdseed smeared pine cones and then stand back and watch the feeding frenzy.
Keywords Cold protection of plants, Frost, Attracting wildlife, Christmas trees, Recycling (Waste, etc.)
Season All Season
Created Date 2005-10-21

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