How To Replant Your Christmas Tree

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How to Replant Your Christmas Tree

So, you didn’t go artificial this year – but what to do with your tree once all the gifts are opened and the ornaments are packed away?

According to the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, you can take cut trees to a local site to be turned into mulch for area trails, or put it in your pond to serve as a fish habitat. No matter what you choose, it’s 100 percent biodegradable.

Balled-and-burlapped trees can be replanted. First, dig a hole about 1 1/2 times larger than the root ball. Scout your spot and dig the hole before the holidays to avoid shoveling through frozen ground. Leave room to prevent the tree from crowding other trees or shrubs. The area also needs well-drained soil so it doesn’t retain water around the trunk.

After removing the burlap, carefully lower the tree into the hole, trying not to damage the roots. Then, cover the root ball with dirt, and make a moat around the tree to fill with mulch and water.

Get more detailed tips on replanting trees from your local nursery.

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