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Christmas Tip: Don't Burn Your Christmas Tree In Your Wood Burning Fireplace or Stove


According to the National Christmas Tree Association, they are close to 350 million Christmas trees currently growing on Christmas tree farms in the United States alone and about 25 to 30 million real Christmas trees are sold each year.

So... what are you going to do with your real Christmas tree once Christmas is done?

Burn it? No way. We highly recommend that you do not burn your Christmas tree in your wood burning fireplace or stove due to the following reasons:

1) Dried needles can cause a fierce fire. In addition to the fire going up the chimney, there would also be sparks that fly into your room. This could cause damage to your furniture, floors, and other decor around the room.

2) Popular Christmas trees such as firs, pines, and spruces can burn explosively. This could catch your chimney flue on fire. Due to this, the fire can be very difficult to control.

3) Wood from these popular Christmas trees can cause a HUGE build up of creosote. Overtime, if not cleaned by a chimney cleaner, this can result in a flue fire.

4) Hot and Smoke. Due to the Christmas tree burning, the fire can be so hot it may damage your firebox and in addition, it will produce a lot of smoke which will damage all of your household items.

So, if you can't burn your Christmas tree in your fireplace or stove, what should you do with your Christmas tree?

Click here for an entire list of possibilities on how you can recycle your Christmas tree. Our favorite? If you enjoy fishing, use your Christmas tree as a fishing habitat. Many are dropped into private lakes as fish habitats.

Additional questions? Contact Us for help!


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