If you, your parents, grandparents or friends have decided not to put up a tree this year, why not create a new type of tree? An ornament tree. Here's how!
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Wondering what to do with your tree now that Christmas is over? The St. Louis County Department of Health has some ideas about reusing and recycling.
Christmas trees are objects of beauty and cheer—until Dec. 26, that is, when they can become a chore for families wondering what to do with them now that Christmas is over. The St. Louis County Department of Health has a few environmentally friendly ideas for what to do with your tree: If you live on or near a few acres of open land, use your live tree to create a wildlife habitat. Place the tree in a field as cover for small animals or submerge the tree in a pond or lake for a fish habitat. Do not dump the tree in a ravine or along an eroding bank. If you’re feeling crafty, use the branches to decorate or make wreaths for your home, keeping the holiday spirit alive even after Christmas. When you are ready to dispose of your tree but you…
Friday, December 9, 2011
The National Christmas Tree Association, based in West County, offers advice for families cutting their own trees from local farms.
For the freshest Christmas tree possible, cut your own at a local tree farm. The National Christmas Tree Association in Chesterfield offers tips on how to find the perfect tree: And if you’ve never cut down a tree, here are some guidelines from Chesterfield’s National Christmas Tree Association: Try one of these nearby farms for your tree: Heritage Valley Tree Farm The 75-acre family farm only accepts cash and checks. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday after Thanksgiving and weekends until Christmas Address: 1668 Four Mile Road, Washington MO Phone: 636-239-7479 Trees: Canaan Fir, White Pine Directions: Take I-44 west to exit 251/Washington (MO-HWY 100 West). Proceed 10 miles on MO-100 to Washington. From Washington, turn south (left at …