Prague’s Christmas tree turned into furniture for a senior home

After the Christmas period, it got decided that Prague’s main Christmas tree will live on as furniture for a retirement home.

Now, mayor of Prague Zdeněk Hřib has officially revealed that he had delivered benches and flower beds to senior citizens in Prague 10’s Malešice neighborhood.

The furniture for the senior home was created by students from the Jarov Secondary Vocational School who were studying gardening and carpentry. They created four mobile flower beds and two benches for the senior home.

The 18-metres tall tree originally came from the village of Kamenný Přívoz outside of Prague, and had to be cut down because it had grown to a large size and began to pose a threat to a nearby road.

The new furniture is a symbol of the city’s recycling and sustainability efforts.

Mayor Hřib said on social media: “The new wooden benches and flower beds for the Home for the Elderly in Malešice have an extraordinary story behind them. They originated from the Prague Christmas tree. Because we support ecology in Prague, we want things to return to circulation and find further use. In this case, this happened in a completely exemplary manner.”

Photo credit Facebook / Zdeněk Hřib – primátor Prahy