Free source of wood (for folks w/ compost piles and room to work/dry)

(William Adams) #1

Take your old Christmas tree out to the compost pile rather than the curb, limb it up, and then find a place to set the trunk aside to finish drying — wood tends towards having knots, but is relatively straight.

If you’re in a lyrical / poetic mode, you could make ornaments / gifts out of it for next year, ideally incorporating an image of the tree.

(Shades of the religious folk story about the three trees for folks who are Christian)

(Daniel Loughmiller) #2

Note: Do not attempt with an artificial tree

(Joshua Hume) #3

If making ornaments is the plan, you could save space by just slicing off a few rounds from the base. Those will dry nicely and won’t require much room for storage.