January 25, 2021 /
Jona Elwell

The Nine Lives of Christmas Trees

It’s officially a month since Christmas! Noting and the fact that DC will pick up holiday greenery with trash and recycling until February 5, we started to wonder what other purposes Christmas trees serve. Surely they can’t just be decorative. Thankfully we found some pretty cool and wide ranging options for the next life of Christmas Trees. (As far as we know none of these are being implemented in DC, but feel free to correct us at

Interested in helping conserve your local environment? You don’t need a Christmas tree barrier for that! Becoming an Evergreen member, planting trees  on your property, or advocating for green spaces are some of the many ways you can make a difference.