Every year that you rent a Christmas tree
you will offset around 10% of your annual carbon footprint!!
Start a new tradition, RENT a LIVING Christmas tree this year! Google "Christmas tree hire" or "rent a living Christmas tree" or visit Living Christmas Tree rental to find a rental provider near you!
I for one, am looking into this as a Christmas gift for those hard to buy for people in my life (ahem Dads and brothers - you guys are hard to buy for!)
THIS YEARS TREE...
Maybe you already bought your tree for the year, consider trying it out next year. It will be your gift to the planet!
You don't have to rent, you can buy a tree with roots and plant the tree on your property. The benefits for you are too many to list!!
Buy from a local farmer who practices responsible farming - no pesticides needed in your home! You are investing in your own health, don't skimp! You'll pay for it eventually.
Remember to properly recycle your cut tree this year - don't leave it out for the trash. It takes up space in the landfull (yes, landFULL, that's what they are) and incineration pollutes the air.
Trees can be ground up and used in mulch in your garden, on trails or in animal stalls (if you live on a farm and not in NYC). The wood chips can be used as sand or erosion barriers on beaches, in streambeds and in lakes.
Burning your tree causes air pollution and creosote buildup (creosote is a flammable substance, the soot in your fireplace, and it's NASTY to the max.)
Please let me know if you do this, I want to post pictures!!