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Don't Chop it - Pot it

Don't Chop it - Pot it

The Earth does so much for us to keep us healthy and happy, so why not do something this Holiday Season to take care of Mother Earth? Over 20 million Christmas trees are cut down in the U.S. each year. That's a lot of trees.

And what happened to your tree after Christmas last year. Did it meet its sad fate on the curb outside your house, covered in tinsel, silently crying inside while waiting for a ride to the dump?

Here's an uplifting idea: Buy a potted tree from your local nursery. It will stay alive, giving you much needed carbon dioxide, and you won't have countless fallen needles to clean up like you would from a cut tree. Once you've sung your last carol, you and your family can plant it in your yard. Then every time you see it, you'll be reminded of all of your wonderful Christmas memories.

If you can't bear to spend Christmas without a fresh-cut tree in your home, you've got options too. Find a local recycling program near you so your tree can become mulch and find it's way back into the earth. It's a win-win.

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Fitness Fitness 10 years
You could always give it to someone else or plant it in a nearby forest...
scratch5 scratch5 10 years
I have always thought about doing this. I just don't really want a pine tree in my yard. I like them for christmans, but would rather have a Dogwood or Japanese Maple in my yard.
Sweet-Adeline Sweet-Adeline 10 years
Recycled Christmas trees also help the environment. Many Trout Unlimited chapters use them in streams for trout habitats.
Beaner Beaner 10 years
Yeah, I don't celebrate Xmas, but my boyfriend does and really wants a tree this year. I feel so bad about all those millions of trees being cut down. Think he'll go for this? I hope so.
DStirk DStirk 10 years
I love having plants in the house! What a great idea!
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