Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Think Green Thursday


For eco-friendly Christmas, rent a live potted tree

Fake or real? The sight of all of those Christmas trees tossed out to the curb, once the new year dawns, has always made me wonder whether an artificial tree wouldn't be more eco-friendly.


Now comes what may be the perfect solution: renting a live potted tree. This isn't a new idea, but it's one that is catching on in the United States and abroad.

In Portland, Ore. (no surprise there!) in 1992, the Original Living Christmas Tree Company began renting out live trees, picking them up after the holiday and replanting them in watersheds across the Pacific Northwest.

Since then, companies or non-profit groups in San Diego (adoptachristmastree.com), San Francisco (fuf.com) and Vancouver, British Columbia, (evergrowchristmastrees.ca) have also started offering this service. I've noticed quite a few in the United Kingdom as well.

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7 comments:

Carolyn Ford said...

What an amazing concept! And, it's beautiful...

Rinkly Rimes said...

Not a tree, but something 'green'.

http://rinklyrimes.blogspot.com/2009/04/kangaroma.html

Putz said...

what a wonderful idea, my daughter becky makes me go to the canyon , now 29 years straight to harvest a live tree, but of course by the time it is harvested, it starts to die...i try to buy artificial but she says if i [SHE}has to pay $50 in atree lot, she is going to do it, so i relent and get the free just need a free tag and the famand SHE TOO goes up through the snow on an outing and their it isTHE BARLOW FAMILY CHRISTMAS tree with a light from up above and from afar glowing down to point it's location just like in chevy chase's movie and she will see the tree later when her eyes aren't frozen

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Great idea!

Bond said...

Interesting idea...

Merry Christmas Mary!

ramblingwoodsgreen.com said...

Now I love this idea. I have thought of getting a tree that could be planted, but I don't have that much room for that.. Great information for Thinking Green...Thank you Mary.. Michelle

Ann said...

Great idea, if you can't grow one, rent one.

My mum grew her tree,