Originally Posted by RiponredTJ
I don't know how anyone can live without the scent of fresh pine in their house at Christmas.
Cleaning up is a piece of cake when we're done with the tree. We just cut all the branches off the tree and toss them in a hefty bag, and then we haul the bare stem and bag of branches into the woods behind our house. Empty bag and that's that.
In the summer we end up using it for kindling in the fire pit.
We burn pine and evergreen scented candels to make up for the loss of tree scent. I used to go to a tree farm and cut down a tree when my daughter was young, but have gotten lazy for this kind of stuff over the last several years. I wouldn't keep a tree at all, for me really it's just another day, but the grand kids come over and like something over the presents grand dad buys them. Also, dont have a fire pit.