Seasonal reminder: dry trees are a fire hazard

If you haven’t disposed of that live holiday tree yet, this video is a sobering reminder that now is a good time. Experts say that live trees shouldn’t be kept for longer than three weeks, even when properly watered. The best way to dispose of the tree is to recycle it … either as wood for your own or a neighbor’s wood stove or fireplace, or through a community recycling program – some communities offer pickup services and programs that will chip trees to make mulch. This site offers links to Christmas tree recycling options by state.