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December 4, 2009 — Picking out and decorating the family Christmas tree is a cherished tradition for many and has been practiced across the western world for centuries. But as society becomes more eco-conscious, people are continually finding alternate, more Green, ways of doing just about everything from making cars, to heating homes and yes, even the family Christmas tree can be eco-friendly now.
There is nothing like the smell of a real evergreen tree in your home for the holidays. But the guilt caused by cutting down a live tree year after year has forced some to seek other options. Rather than turn to a not so Green fake tree, more and more people are using potted living trees as their holiday tree of choice and replanting them after the holidays.
This isn’t just an option for residents of rural areas. For those that live in apartments or just don’t have a yard to replant it in, consider donating the potted tree. Some companies in the Pacific Northwest even ‘rent’ potted live trees for the holidays — they take care of everything from delivery to pick-up and replanting.
Whatever type of tree is selected, proper care must be taken in order to keep it healthy and beautiful throughout the holiday season or longer, for some.
Potted Live Trees
Kudos to those that have selected a live tree! But, a living tree needs extra care to keep it healthy enough to replant. SavATree’s Tree Specialists suggest following these care tips:
Ready to replant the live tree? For tips or advice, call one of SavATree’s Tree Service Specialists. For those DIY’ers, follow these steps.
Not ready to take the plunge to a living tree just yet? That’s OK. Cut trees still produce some positive environmental benefits. In addition to supporting local farmers and businesses, after the holidays the tree can be mulched up and used to feed plants or chipped and used for playground material, hiking trails, paths and walkways. They can be used for beachfront erosion prevention, lake and river shoreline stabilization and fish and wildlife habitat.
For tips and suggestions on how to care for a fresh-cut tree this holiday season, visit the.
About SavATree: SavATree, the green choice for tree service and lawn care, provides environmentally sensible tree, shrub and lawn care services to residential, commercial, historic, government properties and more in select parts of CT, DC, MA, MD, NJ, NY, PA and VA. Services include: tree pruning, tree fertilizer, insect control, tree disease and more. Organic, traditional and hybrid options are available. For more information, visit www.savatree.com.