This weekend your Christmas tree is probably well-lit and gorgeous, standing watch over a multitude of neatly-wrapped gifts and providing a warm holiday glow in the living room. This is the best weekend of the year for the tree.
On Wednesday, the tree will be bare of gifts and the kids will be playing their new Wii games while you start thinking about the task of taking down the decorations and tossing the tree.
Extension agents remind us that the trees are living, breathing things (the real ones anyway, not the fake ones), and they can be turned to mulch and help landscaping this spring.
Here's how Tyler plans to recycle Christmas trees.