Christmas Tree: Mulch or Compost?
We picked up our first real tree for Christmas this year and I was wondering what to do with it after the holidays. I was thinking of snipping the branches off of the trunk and using them for mulching in the garden. Or I could add them to the compost pile to try to warm it up a bit. It's currently pretty frozen (we haven't been above freezing here for 20 days).
(ON:crazy composter) I was also thinking about snagging a few of my neighbor's trees after they leave them out on the curb for removal. I already pilfered their used pumpkins after Halloween for my compost pile. ;) (OFF:crazy composter)
What do you think? Is there any problem with adding large amounts of pine needles to the garden? Also, if you buy a real tree, what do you do with it? Thanks!