If you are not ready to toss out that real Christmas tree, Bill Graham from the Missouri Department of Conservation offers a few suggestions to repurpose that tree. Graham says the trees can be used as cover in your yard.
You can also decorate the trees with strings of popcorn and cranberries and maybe even ad some pine cones that are smeared with peanut butter or suet and then rolled in some birdseed. Put the tree near your bird feeder and watch and enjoy the birds.
Graham says the trees also make good cover along a fenceline.
Rabbits birds and other small animals may like a little shelter at this time of year.