If you have a cut tree, consider making it into habitat for birds and other wildlife. Stand it near your birdfeeders if you have any, offering cover for the birds. Add leftovers that are safe for birds: strings of cranberries, plain popcorn, apple pieces, grapes, berries, plain peanuts in the shell, and other bird goodies. These simple steps will provide shelter and food for the birds during the winter months ahead, while providing you hours of enjoyment in watching the various birds that enter your yard. If you have enough space, consider repurposing the tree for a brush pile, using the tree as a base and covering it with leaves, branches and twigs. This newly created habitat directly benefits wildlife during winter months by providing both food and protection from winter cold. Send a picture to the newsletter to be added to this article.