Obviously, having no Christmas tree is the greenest option for Christmas but for those of you who can't go without a tree, do it the green way!
I've heard of some people purchasing small, potted evergreen trees. They decorate them, and then after Christmas they plant them on their property. This is not an option for everyone, but it's definitely something to consider.
Some people will say that buying a fake tree is more eco-friendly than cutting down a real tree. I don't agree with this. Fake trees are made out of PVC, and this takes forever to decompose. Buying a tree from a tree farm is greener. These businesses plan years ahead and are replanting trees, most of the time at a higher rate, than trees are being cut down.
Call your local tree farms ahead of Christmas and try to find an organically-grown tree. There's no point bringing extra chemicals into your home if you don't need to. This also makes for a greener disposal.
BE SURE TO RECYCLE YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE AT THE END OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON!!
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