Host Richard Hentschel talks about repurposing the holiday tree. Using community recycling programs can be the most convenient, yet using it in your own yard can provide more enjoyment for the rest of the winter. Using the tree as a feeder station and winter protection for the overwintering birds is one way. Another is using the evergreen branches to mulch tender perennials by placing them in the snow covered beds.
Green Side Up is a weekly gardening program produced by University of Illinois Extension. It is hosted by Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator, Horticulture.