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.
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.