What is the best eco friendly Christmas Tree choice this holiday season? Should I go with a fake Christmas Tree or a real one? Where can I recycle my Christmas Tree in San Jose? While this year the country is abuzz with questions about eco-friendly and green products, when Christmas rolls around, we question what is the best choice for the environment-a fake Christmas Tree or a real one?
According to the National Christmas Tree Association, a real tree is the best choice for the environment. Fake Christmas trees (especially imported ones that are least expensive) are often made from petroleum based products “where it will remain in a landfill for centuries after disposal“, real Christmas trees are completely eco-friendly, green and good for the environment.
The farms that grow Christmas Trees offer the following benefits:
• Stabilize the soil on farms that often can’t grow any other kinds of crops due to soil conditions.
• Protect water supplies and help with erosion
• Provide refuge for wildlife
• Create scenic green belts
• Real Christmas Trees are renewable
• Grown on farms just like any other crop (not cut from forests)
• Christmas Tree growers plant one to three new seedlings for every tree they harvest.
Choosing a real Christmas Tree is a good choice for your Christmas decoration. When the holidays are over, our local refuse company in San Jose can recycle your tree
Where can I recycle my Christmas tree in San Jose, California?
Recycle your Christmas tree from December 26, 2008 – January 30, 2009.
Natural and flocked holiday trees will be collected for recycling on the same day as your garbage, recycling and yard trimmings. “Extra Garbage” stickers are unnecessary, but you do need to remove tinsel, garland, and any other decorations (and don’t forget the tree stand). Trees should be cut into five-foot lengths and placed in the street 1 foot from the curb and 5 feet from your garbage and recycling carts and parked vehicles.
If you live in an apartment, townhouse or condo, ask your property manager if special arrangements have been made for recycling holiday trees on-site.
For more information on Recycling your Christmas tree in San Jose
Do you know how many Christmas Trees are sold each year around the world?
Each year, some 30,000,000 to 35,000,000 Christmas trees are harvested for sale according to recycleyourchristmastree.com.