Gardening skilled shares learn how to reuse previous Christmas bushes in your backyard – prevents weeds

Gardening expert shares how to reuse old Christmas trees in your garden – prevents weeds

“Let the tree dry, put the branches in a chipper and let the wood chips rot before using them to mulch around trees and shrubs. If you don’t have a wood chipper, pine needles also work well as they dry quickly but decompose slowly.”

To mulch the trees, gardeners must use a shredder. Make sure they wear safety gear (goggles and gloves), they have to cut the branches from the trunk and put them in a shredder one by one.

The log is usually too thick to put in the chipper – this can be dried for use on an open fire, wood stove or fireplace.

2. Use wood chips for paths

If gardeners plan to shred the tree into woodchips for mulching, they can also save some to fill in the garden paths, according to the pro.

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