The felling, transporting and displaying of evergreen trees has been a Winter holiday tradition in the northern hemisphere for centuries, and nowhere is this Christmas convulsion as popular as in the United States, where Americans will drop over $1 billion this year to brighten their homes with the sweet scent of pine boughs.
Trying to figure out what to do with leftover Christmas Trees?
Henrico County residents can recycle their Christmas tree from Tuesday, Dec. 26 through Sunday, Jan. 7. The site accepts trees between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays.
"Our Environmental Management Department is going to be offering free Christmas tree recycling beginning on December 26 through January 15 for New Hanover County residents", Communications and Outreach Coordinator for New Hanover County Jessica Loeper said.
The trees will be turned into pine mulch, which is used to increase acidity in soil.
Residents of the City of Richmond can recycle their trees through their eighth annual "Bring One for the Chipper" Christmas tree recycling event. Small trees and brush provide cover for fish and provide nursery areas for juvenile fish.
Most US Christmas tree farms are situated in the foothill elevations of OR and North Carolina, and over half of those grown in the two states come from just six counties - two in North Carolina and four in Oregon. All trees must be free of any decorations, plastic or hardware.
Every city has a different place where residents can drop off trees.
People are asked to remove anything that isn't natural from the tree, including lights, wire, tinsel, ornaments, nails and tree stands.