For those of you who decked your halls with a live Christmas tree, it may already be time to dispose of it. Much depends on when you got your tree, what condition the tree was in at the time and if you properly watered the tree throughout.
Regardless, you should consider getting rid of the tree immediately after Christmas or when it is dry. According the our partners in safety at the National Fire Protection Association, dried-out trees are a fire danger and should not be left in the home or garage, or placed outside against the home.
Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services provides information on how you can recycle your live Christmas tree. Go here to learn more: How to Manage Yard Waste .