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Recycle Your Christmas Tree

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Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Eco-friendly blogger and car share founder, Victoria Carter, has found that you can even recycle your Christmas tree - that is as long as it once was a real one. Plant your tree if it came in a pot. If not and you don't have a green garden collection here is an idea as long as you live in Auckland or Hamilton.

Take it to Mount Gabriel, ( yes that's its name)   and they will chip it and spread it over their field before planting new trees. Mount Gabriel sold a tree on Trade me before Christmas raising money for the Monte Cecilia Trust for women and children.

Mount Gabriel has drop off points at Drury, Mangere Bridge and Tamahere in Hamilton. You can phone them 294 6177 or 07 856 8003 to find out the opening hours.

Next year if you want a superb tree, take the kids and visit one of their sites and choose the variety (there are lots of them) and size of tree you want. Make it an experience they won't forget-  it can be as much fun as decorating the tree!

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