Everyone is thinking about what they can do with their family to be environmentally friendly. Nowadays, with the huge green movement more people are turning to Christmas time to be completely eco-friendly. The first place to start is with the Christmas tree which is the icon of the holiday season.
The worst thing that you can do is purchase an artificial tree. These are not eco-friendly. It takes a great deal of petroleum to make these tree’s and a lot of energy. Most of them are imported from places like Japan and China where toxic chemicals are utilized in their manufacture. The trees are non biodegradable and they are made from plastics which are made from petroleum. So if you want to be Eco-friendly it is best to stay away from an artificial tree
Here are five Eco friendly Christmas tree ideas.
1) Purchase a live tree from a local nursery or home improvement store. You can buy a breathtaking Blue Spruce or any number of evergreens to grace your home during the holidays. These trees smell fantastic and you do not have to worry about them dropping their needles. You simply use the tree and then gradually acclimatize it to the outside temperatures so you can plant it in your yard or the woods when springtime arrives.
This is a wonderful memento of Christmas that you can can enjoy time and again as it grows in your yard and reminds you of the wonderful holiday your family had.
2) Cut a Christmas tree from a local farm. These trees are a renewable resource. Most of the farms that they are grown on have been in the family for generations. You are helping a local family and helping the economy any time you choose to go to a local tree farm.
It is estimated that 446 trees grow on tree farms nationwide. This is often the only crop that these farms grow. Each tree farm supports its own unique eco-environment. They are truly wonderful places that give back to the world so by utilizing them you are giving back to the world.
Christmas tree farms to do spray their trees. The trees contain no pesticides.
Remember that a cut tree is a 100 percent biodegradable.
One acre of Christmas trees grown on a farm produce enough daily oxygen for 18 people
3) If there are no local tree farms then purchase a tree at a local supermarket or home improvement store. Be sure to learn where the tree came from so you will know if it is a tree that was grown in the United States. You do not want to buy a tree from a foreign country because these might have supported deforestation and not been grown on a tree farm. You will only want to buy a cut tree that was grown on a recognized tree farm in the US or Canada.
These trees help the local economy and they are a renewable resource because they came from a tree farm.
They are also a 100 percent biodegradable.
4) Use a dwarf tree houseplant.
Buy a small Norfolk Pine House Plant tree. You will see these three or four foot trees at many supermarkets and departments stores. They are actually a house plant that resembles an evergreen tree. These darling tree’s can be utilized as Christmas tree’s and then kept year round to grace the interior of your home.
5) An inflatable eco-friendly Christmas tree. Yes, they sell them and they are environmentally friendly. Many people are using these unique trees nowadays. They are an inflatable tree that can sport lights.