Christmas trees: fake or fir?

Here is some really useful advice I saw by smol products…

We buy 7 million Christmas trees in the UK every year; but which is more sustainable? πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„

A 2m artificial tree has a carbon footprint of 40kg compared to 4kg for a real tree that’s burned after Christmas. Use your fake tree for 10 years and you’re matching those with real trees. Any longer and you’ll create a positive impact πŸ‘πŸŽ„

Source real trees as locally as possible and pay close attention to disposal. Any going to landfill release methane (decomposing without access to oxygen). It is better to burn or compost which reduces the carbon footprint by around 80% βœ…

If you have the space, consider a potted tree that can live outside the rest of the year 😍

Another great tip which I think is awesome.. is that my brother and his partner use real trees, they had one which they usually put outside for the rest of the year… they have a small yard so it was kept potted and getting a bit too big for its pot… this year they have been given permission to plant this tree in their local park and have purchased a new one this year πŸ‘πŸ» I think this is a fabulous idea!! πŸ˜πŸŒ²πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š

Do you have more tips or useful ideas? Please share in the comments below.

Happy Holidays to all in this unusual time. Lotsa love Dee! xXx

2 thoughts on “Christmas trees: fake or fir?

  1. We tried to plant a potted Christmas tree in our yard 2 years ago and greatly failed. 😦 Apparently, tree planting is not that easy compared to other gardening. I still love that idea, so we will do more research next time (instead of only reading the garden centre’s brochure).

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    1. Oh that’s a shame! I wonder if my brother will have had any supportive information from the local council when they gave permission πŸ€” I’ll check. Thanks for sharing 😊

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