For almost eight years now this Christmas tree has been helping to clean our environment. It has removed the carbon dioxide from the air. It has reduced pollution by absorbing noxious gases and converting them to clean, breathable oxygen. It has increased soil stability. It has filtered particles of sand, dust, ash, pollen and smoke. And it has provided a natural habitat to a wide variety of wildlife.
“Each spring Christmas tree growers plant an average of three trees for every tree that was harvested during the Christmas season”
Once Christmas is over, your Real tree can be converted to mulch in a seasonal recycling program. This mulch is then used in a variety of ways – to cover hiking trails in area parks, to serve as protective covering in your garden, or to help retain moisture around a newly planted tree. Most importantly, a recycled Real Tree will benefit our environment unlike a discarded artificial tree that will take a hundred years to decompose in an area landfill.
Participating in a local recycling program is easy. If your community is sponsoring a curbside collection program simply remove all the decorations from your tree(including the tree bag) and leave it by your curb for pickup. Or, if your community is sponsoring a drop-off recycling program, bring your tree to the closest drop-off site during the specified time. Your tree will be converted to mulch using a tree chipper, and often times you’re invited to take the wood chips home for use in your yard or garden. For added convenience or fund raising opportunities, community service groups may provide curbside collection services for a small fee.
“…a recycled Real Tree will benefit our environment unlike a discarded artificial tree that will take a hundred years to decompose in a landfill”
Now we’re cutting it down.
Not unlike a typical farm crop, Christmas trees are a renewable, recycable product that continually benefit our environment. Each spring, Christmas tree growers plant an average of three trees for every tree that was harvested during the Christmas season. These trees are then nurtured and shaped for five to fifteen years to enhance the natural growing process. Some varieties of Christmas trees are also tinted to preserve their natural evergreen colour during the dormant winter season. Finally your Real tree is cut down so that it may become a part of your family’s Christmas tradition.
“Your tree will be converted to mulch using a tree chipper, and often times you’re invited to take the wood chips home for use in your yard or garden”
Once you’ve discovered all the advantages of a Real Tree, you’ll realize its continued importance to the preservation of our environment, and you’ll come to realize that by choosing a Real Tree, you’re promoting environmental awareness for the next generation – our children.