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Jan

When sap meets sludge: Christmas tree recycling in AustinAlways a pioneer when it comes to matters of waste disposal, the Texas capital kicks of its 30th annual Christmas tree recycling program in which discarded trees are mixed with sewer sludge to create the city’s (in)famous signature compost.

When sap meets sludge: Christmas tree recycling in Austin
Always a pioneer when it comes to matters of waste disposal, the Texas capital kicks of its 30th annual Christmas tree recycling program in which discarded trees are mixed with sewer sludge to create the city’s (in)famous signature compost.

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Dec

24

Dec

Christmas trees combine several of cats’ favorite things: heights, dangling objects and a challenge. Every holiday season, cat owners erect holidays trees in their homes with a bit of trepidation — and many questions on their minds. Will the tree still be standing tomorrow? Will Fluffy get tangled in the lights again this year? How many ornaments will be destroyed in the inevitable cat vs. tree battle? Watch some of our favorite festive feline videos, and see what it’s like to celebrate Christmas with a cat.

Christmas trees combine several of cats’ favorite things: heights, dangling objects and a challenge.
 
Every holiday season, cat owners erect holidays trees in their homes with a bit of trepidation — and many questions on their minds.
 
Will the tree still be standing tomorrow? Will Fluffy get tangled in the lights again this year? How many ornaments will be destroyed in the inevitable cat vs. tree battle?
 
Watch some of our favorite festive feline videos, and see what it’s like to celebrate Christmas with a cat.

25 cats in, on and under Christmas trees
These festive felines prove that the Christmas tree is a cat’s favorite part of the holiday season.

18

Dec

Cats vs. Christmas trees: 5 videos of the annual holiday battleIf you’ve never shared your home (and your Christmas tree) with a cat, here’s just a taste of what you’re missing.

Cats vs. Christmas trees: 5 videos of the annual holiday battle
If you’ve never shared your home (and your Christmas tree) with a cat, here’s just a taste of what you’re missing.

15

Dec

10 ways to reuse your Christmas treeYour tree has some life in it yet come Dec. 26.

10 ways to reuse your Christmas tree
Your tree has some life in it yet come Dec. 26.

12

Dec

Follow the journey of a Christmas treeWhat happens to the tree before it reaches your house? Modern Christmas tree farms are often large-scale operations with thousands of employees — and one farm in Oregon even has helicopter pilots.

Follow the journey of a Christmas tree
What happens to the tree before it reaches your house? Modern Christmas tree farms are often large-scale operations with thousands of employees — and one farm in Oregon even has helicopter pilots.

09

Dec

Clever Christmas tree trend: Trees made of booksEmpty your bookshelves, grab a string of old lights, and craft a tree that will make you smile every time you see it.

Clever Christmas tree trend: Trees made of books
Empty your bookshelves, grab a string of old lights, and craft a tree that will make you smile every time you see it.

04

Dec

5 ways to cat-proof your Christmas treeKeep your kitty — and your holiday decorations — safe with these tips for cat-proofing your Christmas.

5 ways to cat-proof your Christmas tree
Keep your kitty — and your holiday decorations — safe with these tips for cat-proofing your Christmas.

03

Dec

Photo of the day: Rio de Janeiro kicks off the season with massive floating Christmas treeThe annual lighting ceremony for the extravagant tree kicked off on Nov. 30 atop the waters of the city’s lagoon.

Photo of the day: Rio de Janeiro kicks off the season with massive floating Christmas tree
The annual lighting ceremony for the extravagant tree kicked off on Nov. 30 atop the waters of the city’s lagoon.