Maybe it’s just me, but I find taking down the Christmas tree to be one of the saddest traditions of the year. There’s no nastier reminder that the holiday season has reached its end than putting away all the ornaments and lights and plunging your home back into the darkness of January. In the spirit of staying optimistic and happy in 2014, however, here’s my best attempt at a list of reasons why taking down the Christmas tree is a good idea:
- You can move that recliner back into the living room.
- You’ll have full view of the television again
- You will no longer have to worry about reenacting the squirrel scene from Christmas Vacation.
- Dry trees can quickly become fire hazards.
- You won’t have to bellow at your dog when his tail knocks against ornaments.
- You can provide mulch for city parks (which results in cost savings)
Yes, if you were wondering where this post was going, the city of Fishers has three parks where you can recycle your Christmas tree after taking it down. The trees will then be turned into mulch that can be used productively in the park. If you haven’t disposed of your tree yet, you can take it to Brooks School Park (11780 Brooks School Road), Cumberland Park (10580 Cumberland Road), or Roy G. Holland Memorial Park (1 Park Drive).
Finally, don’t worry if you just can’t take your tree down just yet. This recycling service will stick around until February 1, so you can have a full month longer with it if you still need a little more Christmas cheer.