Christmas tree recycle

January 27, 2015 at 10:45 pm Leave a comment

Christmas tree 2014_returned to over farm 4BWe bought our pot grown Christmas tree from Over Farm Market and as E handed over the cash we asked the grower if he ever re-planted trees so that families could have the same tree each year.  Not often he said, though some people return their tree simply to dispose of it conscientiously.  We explained our lack of garden and he kindly offered to plant it back out in his garden for us to collect next Christmas if it survived the year.Christmas tree bud 4B

When E and I finally got round to returning it last week it was heartening to see it had started to sprout new growth and was looking as healthy as when we bought it (hardly any needles had shed and not a single spot of sap had dripped on the carpet unlike last year!)  I’ve every hope it will thrive under the care of a seasoned grower and it’s lovely to now have a new family tradition for picking up our Christmas tree each year (though I doubt we’ll always be able to keep the same tree – it’ll soon outgrow our living room!) Christmas tree 2014 4B

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