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Choosing an Environmentally Friendly Christmas Tree

12/10/2008 3:01:30 PM

Tags: Environment, green living, Christmas, holidays, tree farming, sustainablog

christmas tree lotApparently, Christmas traditions can be compatible with an eco-friendly mindset. A recent post on Sustainablog offers earth-conscious consumers some great information on choosing Christmas trees. If Christmas just isn’t Christmas without that fresh evergreen smell, take heart: While an artificial tree can be reused year after year, real ones may ultimately prove the more sustainable option. The post examines the environmental impacts of buying a real tree, from the farm to your house to the curb. It also includes links to help you locate local tree farms, as well as recycling services once the holiday’s over.

Image courtesy of Teresa Sheehan, licensing by Creative Commons.



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