Were you a family that had a real tree in your home? Have you put it out for recycling or are you going to? That is great...perfect, in fact.... but you can also recycle it in your yard! Consider leaving it in your garden as a spot for birds and/or critters to take cover from a storm or from predators. If you have bird feeders, a good idea is to place it near the feeders in a spot where it will offer protection from the prevailing winds and winter weather. We have often placed ours on the NW side of our feeders, either standing upright or laying on the ground - both suggestions work well. While the City of London is offering a special collection date for tree pickup, you can keep it in your garden, then cut it up & place at the curb during the spring cleanup dates. Thanks for helping the birds & others this winter!!