Eco-Friendly Christmas Trees

U. S. National Christmas Trees in 2012

Picking out a live Christmas tree has become a tradition for many families. Oh the fun in walking amongst the trees to find just the right one to fit the space and have the perfect shape. Getting the tree home and to stand up right in the stand without falling over well, that can be an adventure too… hahaha. The wonderful thing about live evergreen Christmas trees are that they are biodegradable and an eco-friendly way to add more green to your landscape after the holidays. Like all trees, evergreens help clean the air we breathe and water we drink. Who doesn’t like the smell of a fresh cut tree during the holidays? When looking to purchase a live Christmas tree this year consider the 2 options available; fresh cut or with the root ball in tack.

Buying a cut evergreen tree provides for the tree to have a second life recycled into mulch or composted, once the holidays are over. If you purchase one with a root ball, you can plant your evergreen in your yard to provide additional privacy screening year round, as well as, a home for wildlife. Any branches that you trim off can easily be turned into a wreath for your door or window! Holly branches and berries are perfect for wreath making.

Many communities offer curb pick up of evergreen Christmas trees after the holidays, which then get turned into mulch for landscaping. If your community does not have curb pick up, check with your local county recycling centers. Have a wonderful holiday season and stop by to check out our holiday display!