Saturday, December 15, 2012

Fact of the Day: Save the Christmas Trees

The average household Christmas tree takes about 10-15 years to grow. 

22 comments:

Linda said...

Very interesting. Thanks for this, Adam.

Ruth said...

We buy a real tree and afterwards it goes outside to be habitat for the birds.
Some people put in in ponds for the fish too.

joy said...

Yes! Now we are just using a plastic christmad tree and it looks just fine:)

DWei said...

That's why we used to use a plastic one.

MEcoy said...

good thing there are artificial versions

Kay said...

I guess they are grown on farms though just like other things we farm. However, we do use an artificial tree just because we're too lazy and don't like the falling needles.

Anita said...

hehehe..you know the norwegians always send you a christmas tree,but this year norway sent one from -china!!what do you think??hehehehe..kisskisss

Sam Wise said...

...and they are planted in ground in place of the other trees !
We have a plastic Christmas tree since 15 years and it works perfectly!

Pilar Domínguez said...

Mine it isn´t natural. I use it again and again , every year.Kisses:)

Bob Bushell said...

And then, it gets chopped down, pity.

Blue Grumpster said...

No wonder my wallet is empty now. Did you say 15 years? And then I'll kill it off in less than a month? That can't be good.

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

Ours gets mulched after the holidays :)

DEZMOND said...

I hate all the people who kill trees instead of using plastic ones!

Pat Hatt said...

Don't even have one here, so the cat saves one with his rhyming rear.

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

that's why I have a fake one!
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Levande said...

Nice! <3

Al Penwasser said...

We've had an artificial tree for 20 years. Amazingly, it still looks real good. I prefer real ones, but I really don't feel right about ripping a living thing from the ground and tossing it after only a few weeks. I'm no eco-nut, but that's the way I am. The good news is that, this year, it will remain in its bag (so we'll get at least one more year out of it). The turmoil around this place does not allow for a Christmas tree.

Riot Kitty said...

We used to have a fake one but one of our cats would be knocking it all over the place, so no tree now. I guess we're true conservationists ;)

CraveCute said...

We have a fake tree we have used for many years.

Dana said...

That makes me sad.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

That is a long time! We use a fake tree every year.

Maria said...

I hope people follow what you're trying to say here.