Responsible Christmas tree
Did you know that you have to use your plastic Christmas tree at least 20 years to make it as responsible as a real Christmas tree?
Plastic trees are very bad when it comes to CO2-emissions because the plastic is made of fossil materials in China. Moreover, the plastic trees are typically transported a long way by plane og ship before they reach the customer.
Typically, plastic trees are only used five-six years before they are disposed of and burned, what again contributes to CO2-emissions and other toxic substances in the atmosphere.
If you want a responsible Christmas tree you should buy a real Christmas tree, preferably locally grown. A natural Christmas tree has, instead of releasing toxic materials in the air, absorbed CO2 during its life. A real Christmas tree is grown 8-10 years before it is ready for harvesting. During those years, the tree is habitat for birds, insects and other useful animals.
Moreover, there is a great deal of advantages by choosing a natural Christmas tree for your living room:
- a wonderful smell of spruce in your living room
- a cosy afternoon when you and your family are going to harvest your tree
- a clean conscience
- a place to feed birds in your garden if you place the tree e.g. in your sunshade holder after Christmas
- you can also cut off branches from the Christmas tree after Christmas to use for covering roses and other delicate flowers in your garden.