What did you do with your old, dead, dried out Christmas tree this year? The City of Rockford will be re-purposing Rockford's Downtown Christmas tree this year for charity. Details here.

 

In December, Rockford and Stateline residence enjoyed a 50 foot decorated Christmas tree in downtown. Instead of completely discarding it, Mulvain Woodworks is turning it into a custom-designed table.

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The work has just started on transforming the trunk into a great table, and estimates are that it will take about 9 weeks before it's finished.

According to WREX-TV13, "The re-purposing and recycling is a really big trend right now and for us to be able to do this and save something and preserve it is really exciting for us," Mulvain Woodworks Customer Service Manager, Nick Cook said.

The happy ending for the tree will be that the finished product will get auctioned off at the "Paint the Downtown Green" event hosted by the Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau in March.

Here's your chance to own a true work of art from Mother Nature.

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