There’s a long-running debate about which kind of Christmas tree is greener: real or artificial. We wanted to try to settle that debate... or at least add to the discussion:
Lauren Northrop and her husband Tom are big fans of Christmas.
“We love celebrating it, I love decorating, but we always have this dilemma: what do we do about a tree?”
They didn’t want a plastic tree because it’s, well, plastic. And they didn’t like the idea of bringing a live tree into their house, only to have it die and then drag it out to the curb to be recycled.
So they skipped the Christmas tree thing altogether for the last four years. But then, their son was born.
They bought a live, baby Christmas tree with its roots still intact. That way, when Christmas is done and the ground thaws, they can plant it in their backyard.
“I was planning to keep the tree inside until December 25th so that we could decorate it and put lights on it. When we went to buy it they said if you do that, it probably won’t survive.”
That’s probably way too much hassle for most people.