Disassemble it and store it up high in the garage for next year. We have had it for many years. After this year we plan to remove all the attached lights and restring it before putting it away, a huge, many-hour job. This tree is perfectly sized and shaped for where it goes. It would not be easy to find a replacement, so restringing the lights seems to be the best option.
I remember seeing someone who had built a huge hidden closet next to their fireplace. One of the floor-to-ceiling panels opens up, and they roll the fully decorated tree out for the season. Too bad we don't have the space to install a closet like that.
P.S. I recently saw a presentation where the speaker would take tree branch segments and turn them on a lathe "sideways" into what I would call a "banana bowl" (my term). You could do that with small pieces of your holiday tree, but most of the tree would still go to the street pickup.
Last edited by Tool Agnostic; 12-26-2019 at 09:57 AM.