|Littlest Monkey decorating last year's fallen branch Christmas tree.|
I was inspired to write this piece after reading a post from a blog I like www.ecomilf.blogspot.com/
There is a debate about whether real trees or artificial trees are better for the environment. I did a little research and according to wikipedia it takes at least 20 years of re-using for an artificial tree to leave an environmental footprint as low as a real tree. Real Christmas trees can be mulched but you only have to take a drive around the neighbourhood in January to see that lots of them aren't. In my local municipality only 15% have a green waste bin and I'm not sure there'd be too many others doing their own mulching and chopping. So my guess is lots of these trees are ending up as landfill. And I wonder about the distances real trees travel to end up in our homes? Of course, those potted Christmas trees that are brought in and decorated each year can't be bad but they've never really appealed to me.
|Wikipedia artificial Christmas Tree|
|Monkey Family Fallen Branch Christmas Tree|
Whenever my friends visit I always boast about how great my fallen branch Christmas tree is and they make affirmative noises but I'm beginning to suspect I'm a tad delusional. No-one I know is doing this too and certainly none of my friends have followed me on this one. So come with me internet friends -
I'm starting a movement! I can't believe more of us aren't making our own trees from fallen or pruned branches. Check out my tree last year. Tell me it doesn't look good?!!
So send me a pic with your fallen or pruned branch Christmas tree and I'll feature it in a post before Christmas. Email your pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org. Now don't disappoint me - I know there must be someone out there who wants to do this?!!!