Still toying with the idea of getting a Christmas Tree for the home? Do you want a real tree but concerned about the impact on the environment? There’s a solution at hand – rent a Christmas tree instead.
There are now numerous companies offering sustainable alternatives to buying a real Christmas tree.
Each year millions of Christmas trees are thrown away after the season and only a small percentage are recycled.
Many local businesses are now offering a pot-grown living Christmas tree for rental for environmentally conscious homes. Such companies will typically deliver and collect Christmas trees to and from your home on certain dates to minimise their Carbon footprint.
One such company is the Forever Green Christmas Trees, offering eco friendly living pot-grown Christmas trees for rentals. The Essex-based company operates a tree farm which provides habitats for wildlife and several species of bird, ensuring that crops are sustainable and do not cause damage to the local wildlife.
All of the trees at Forever Green Christmas Trees are grown (complete with root balls) in special pots (in the ground) which allow them to be uplifted, rented in those pots and replanted at their farm after the Christmas season, where they are taken care of all year round so they are available for future generations to enjoy.
This is one such example of a company servicing their local community. The rent a Christmas tree approach is now being adopted the world over.
So if you are still pondering the “ethical dilemma” about whether to get a real Christmas tree and really not feeling a fake one, no matter how much you doll it up it just know it ain’t cutting it really, find a local company in your area that offers live Christmas tree rentals with little impact on the environment. That way you know your adopted tree will be back where it belongs and looked after once the season’s over.
Rosalind Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She is a journalist who writes about sustainable life & style, music, entertainments and wellbeing. Rosalind also works as a spiritual life coach and intuitive advisor helping people to become who they truly are and manifest their heart & soul’s desires into their lives: www.rosalindmedea.com