Christmas Tree for the Birds: I LOVE this idea!!

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Christmas Tree for the Birds

By Bonehead
December 15, 2013

Bring the outside in and extend your decorations by adding a bird tree to your holiday.

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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Dec 14, 2013 7:33 PM CST
Birds are hungry in the winter, too! Great idea!
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crittergarden
Dec 15, 2013 6:16 AM CST
How FUN!!!!!
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Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Dec 15, 2013 9:22 AM CST
Wonderful idea! Green Grin!
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crittergarden
Dec 15, 2013 9:27 AM CST
BTW:

I'm having a real WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THAT reaction to this one!
Hilarious!
I gave up Christmas trees in 1991 - I chose cats over a tree.
Rolling on the floor laughing
OUTSIDE, it'd be ok if a neighborhood kitty knocked it over - no family heirloom ornaments to break!

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Name: Leon
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TBGDN
Dec 15, 2013 10:44 AM CST
Good idea! Thanks for sharing this. We have at least two feeders and one suet block hanging from an apple tree out back. They are really having a feast today with the heavy snow here! These pictures from last March. Again, Thanks. Thumbs up
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plantinthings
Dec 16, 2013 2:47 AM CST
We did this last year once we took down our inside tree. I got to enjoy seeing my birds use it the rest of winter. Such a fun idea.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
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crittergarden
Dec 16, 2013 6:01 AM CST
I'm still obsessing on this idea.
Here's an addition I'll be making:

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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Dec 16, 2013 10:24 AM CST
Thanks to everyone for the thumbs and acorns! Hope some of you enjoy your own bird tree. As PlantinThings noted, it works to leave the tree up for several months into the winter - ours usually doesn't dry out at all due to all the rain we get. I do take the lights off when it's time to pack up the holiday, but continue to toss popcorn and birdseed into the branches on a regular basis. CritterGarden, let us know how the solar lights work out. Good idea if there is not a plug-in handy.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
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crittergarden
Dec 16, 2013 12:24 PM CST
Bonehead said:...solar... Good idea if there is not a plug-in handy.


Always creating less stress for Mother Earth!

My big old green self says.....
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