If you’ve been looking for a way to have a Christmas tree, but don’t want to either cut a living tree down or buy one that’s been molded from plastic, I’d like to recommend the approach that my wife and I started last year: upcycling a dead tree.

Basically, we went out to the woods, found a dead old tree, and upcycled it into a one-of-a-kind Christmas tree. Instead of taking a living one, which has been growing for ten years or so, and chopping it down, I like to think of this as taking a dead tree and bringing it back to life. Like a Phoenix Tree, if you will.

Aside from the obvious benefits mentioned above, it also results in a highly unique looking Christmas Tree. Frequent readers will remember the tree I posted last year, and here’s a look at this year’s tree below.


If anyone else likes the concept, go for it, and let me know how it works for ya!

24 thoughts on “This Year, Upcycle a Christmas Tree

  1. Great idea, anything can be recycled if we put our minds to it and lets face it, live tress look better outside whereas dead ones need some love so it makes sense and a unique talking point at parties.

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