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New York City Trails

Don't Trash that Christmas Tree

Recycle it instead! Options include mulching, chipping them into hiking trail surfaces, and more.

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Christmas trees can do better than end up as landfill fodder. Recycling programs abound nationwide: Options include mulching, using them to construct fish and bird habitats or stabilize sand dunes, chipping them into hiking path surfaces, and even replanting.