Real or Artificial Tree ~ Which is the Greener Choice?

Real or Artificial Tree? Which is the Greener Choice? You may be surprised by the answer. For many years, I felt guilty buying a real tree. I felt I was, in essence, killing a living thing and depleting a much-needed natural resource.  Deep down I knew most if not all tree growers practiced a one out, one in system to make sure there is a constant supply of trees, but still, I was racked with guilt. Every Dec 26th as I drove by the abandoned tree lots and gazed upon the unwanted and … [Read more...]

Real vs Artificial {Living Green}

Real vs Artificial ~ For many years I felt guilty buying a real tree. I felt I was, in essence, killing a living thing and depleting a much needed natural resource.  Deep down I knew most, if not all, tree growers practiced a one out, one in system to ensure a constant supply of trees, but, I was still racked with guilt. Every Dec 26th as I drove by the abandoned tree lots, as I gazed upon the unwanted and unloved carcasses left lying in the snow...I had to cover my ears in an attempt to … [Read more...]

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree!! {LINKY}

I don't know about everyone else, but I love seeing other peoples trees. I love looking at how they are decorated, I love the ornaments, the garland and how everyone personalizes their own tree, in their own way.  I thought why not create a LINKY where we could all look at each others beautiful trees. I am by no stretch of the imagination a photographer, so trust me when I tell you your tree can be beautifully photographed or just like mine, taken with a simple point and shoot camera...nothing … [Read more...]

Living Green, One Tip at a Time – (a weekly feature)

Tip # 36 Real versus Artificial (Christmas trees people...I'm talking about Christmas trees!!)      For many years I felt guilty buying a real tree. I was, in essence, killing a living thing and depleting a much needed natural resource.  Deep down I knew most, if not all, tree growers practised a one out, one in system to ensure a constant supply of trees, but, I was still racked with guilt.      Every Dec 26th as I drove by the abandoned tree lots, as I gazed upon the unwanted and … [Read more...]