Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Make your holidays greener with an evergreen that lasts beyond New Year's Eve. We recently discovered a great way to go even greener this Christmas: Rent-A-Trees. The LA Times featured this article online yesterday and it sparked our interest. Basically, you pay for a Christmas tree to be delivered to your house for the holidays. This is a living, potted tree with a root ball attached. When the season is over, the company picks up your tree and plants it somewhere for you so it can go on being a tree and helping our environment. How cool is that?!
Unfortunately, the rent-a-tree market is localized on the west coast, primarily in CA and Portland. So that doesn't bode well for us Chicagoans. But The Original Living Christmas Tree Company offers some great tips for finding a living Christmas tree and making sure it gets planted after the holidays. You can check out their advice here.
Tell us about your Christmas tree. Do you go with a real tree each year or reuse a fake one? Have you ever cut your own tree at a farm?