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What to do with your Christmas tree after Christmas

Whether you leave your Christmas tree for another month after Christmas or get rid of it as soon as possible, your Christmas tree has to go somewhere when you get tired of it. Often, after years of growth, spruces or pines end up on burning piles, the compost heap or in the shredder. A terrible shame, because even after Christmas, a Christmas tree can still be used in many ways that are much more sustainable and also fun.


Replanting your Christmas tree

Without Christmas decorations, the Christmas tree is just another ordinary pine or spruce. If you take good care of the tree inside, you can put it back in the ground after Christmas. This can only be done with a rootballed tree: give the tree a glass of water daily and protect it from heat sources such as the heater or a stove. This will give the roots a chance to hibernate. Before you put the tree back in the garden, let it get used to the outside temperature by putting it in the garage or under a canopy for a few days. Then plant the tree in the ground and you'll enjoy the same Christmas tree again next year.
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Cooking with needles

Pine or spruce needles have a wonderful distinctive smell. The fresh forest scent makes the needles great for making fresh tea. However, always check in advance what kind of tree you have and whether it is suitable for consumption - some conifers can be poisonous. You can check this through PlantNet or through the seller of your tree. Besides tea, you can also use the needles in sauces, marinades, breads and broths.


Get creative in the new year

With a Christmas tree in the house, you can't escape falling needles. If you like the smell of needles, it is fun to collect the needles. With the needles you can make a scented bag or potpourri. That way you can keep the fresh needle scent in your home longer. Filling a vase with needles, stones and pine cones is also easily done. This way you create simple winter decoration for the windowsill.
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Adopt a tree

Adopting a tree is the most sustainable option for a Christmas tree. You choose a tree of your choice at a Christmas tree farm and have the unique number registered under your name. After the holidays, the tree goes back to the nursery to continue growing. A year later, you can pick up the same tree again. With this concept, you save another Christmas tree from the pyre every year. In addition, your Christmas tree is really your tree and is well cared for in the interim so that you have a beautiful tree every year.
WHEELBENCH
The Wheelbench is an easily movable two- to three-person wheelbarrow bench. The surprising combination between a bench and wheelbarrow wheel enhances the active outdoor feeling. You can also easily move the bench alone, by driving the bench like a wheelbarrow. With the Wheelbench you can easily find a spot in the sun or shade. Place the bench wherever you want, put a sheepscoat on it and enjoy the peace and quiet outside. The Wheelbench is available in two versions: Oak or Accoya wood. Both versions of the Wheelbench come untreated. That gives you the choice to treat the wood yourself with oil or impregnate it to preserve its color. If you don't treat the wood, it will slowly develop a beautiful gray patina.

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FIELDCHAIR
Simplicity at its best: the clever construction makes this Fieldchair Lounge Chair very comfortable and easy to store. Find a nice spot in the garden and unfold the chair. Lean back and relax while enjoying the sunset, a good book or the crackling fire of the Outdoor oven. Grab a Sheepscoat for extra comfort.   The Weltevree Fieldchairs, designed by Floris Schoonderbeek, are made of sustainable Larch wood. To extend the life of your furniture, we suggest you to give it an oil treatment annually. With proper maintenance, folding and winter storage, you can enjoy the Fieldchairs for years to come. 

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SHEEPSKIN
The soft wool from the Sheepskin adds warmth and comfort to any chair or bench. This Tesselaar sheep has grazed on the undulating meadows of the UK, where the salted sea air gave the sheep a soft and beautiful pelt. This sheepskin is a natural high quality, pure and genuine product and a perfect match to complete your Bended Series or Forestry set. The Sheepskin is available in two colorways.

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GLOVES
Protective and sturdy: the leather Weltevree Gloves protect your hands from the heat and sparks of the oven while you chop wood, throw the blocks on the fire or do chores around the house or garden. The Gloves also keep your hands warm in the winter. NOTE: These gloves are not fully heat resistant and cannot be used as oven mitts, they are only to assist in stoking a wood fire on the outdoor oven or nap tub.  

US$47.19