|Make a raised bed by piling old logs up and covering them with dirt. The rotting wood makes excellent fertilizer!|
Excellent for keeping the mud and other barn gick out of your house, simply lay the small branches in a pile just outside your house. This can also help with traction on slippery days. Not just frugal, but free! It doesn't just have to be Christmas trees, either. You can use any conifer/pine/fir/spruce branches. Wipe your feet in the winter, and then the branches break down to feed the soil in spring:
Christmas trees also make great fish habitat. In one instance, individuals took broken cement blocks to make fish habitat in a new flood-control dam: "We got broken cement blocks for free from a local vender and drilled a hole through the trunk of the trees. We then strung the trees and cement blocks together with a cable. The flood-control lake was totally flat on the bottom and offered no place for small fish to hide. When the lake was first filled, the trees were in place. The trees rot after a few years, but the lake is now one of the best bass fisheries in the area."
Discarded trees also make great chicken coop bedding:
Or how about Hugulkultur?
|Hugulkultur garden after one month|
They also make great bird feeders and shelters:
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