Symbolic Wood 

Christmas is over, and in the near future, it will be time for the tree to come down. For New York City’s massive Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, it will be time for a third life:

Old Rockefeller Center Christmas trees never really die, they just get built into the wall frames and floor supports of affordable homes.

The trees are milled into a small amount of lumber, which is then used by Habitat for Humanity to build homes.