This year there is a Christmas tree in 1.6 million Danish homes. If they were all used as wood chips, they would provide enough heat for over 3,500 homes for an entire year. And this is despite the fact that the Christmas trees otherwise mostly consist of a lot of needles and small thin branches.
The number of Christmas trees recycled as a green resource is limited. In some municipalities, you can drop off your wood at the recycling station; you can hand in your Christmas tree and get a bag of chips in return.
There are around 142 district heating companies throughout Denmark that use wood chips as a fuel. An average Christmas tree of 175 cm with a weight of 15 kg contains about 145 MJ of energy. This year, a record number of Christmas trees have been sold.