Balsam Firs

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Sewing Up Christmas Tree Needles Makes Scents For You And Your Dog

Before getting rid of your Christmas tree, save those scented needles to fill little pillows, block drafts or pad pet beds and help them smell good.


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Recycling Your Christmas Tree

As the New Year turns, many real Christmas trees will soon find a second life as garden mulch thanks to community recycling programs. You can also recycle your tree yourself at home. Here are a few tips.



Wreath May Be A Belated Gift For Your Dog

Balsam fir wreaths shed their pines easily making it easy for you to harvest enough needles from just one or two to fill up some little pillows or fill out pet beds.


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Don’t Let Pine Needles Needle You

If you’re tired of having Christmas tree needles all over your floor… sweep them up and toss them in your garden – evergreen boughs and needles make good mulch.


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The Gift Of A Real Christmas Tree

A recent study found you’d have to use the same fake tree for at least 20 years to make it more environmental than a real one.