Why buy a real Christmas tree?
Buy a real Christmas tree from us and reduce your carbon footprint – we grow our own trees, so there’s no deliveries to Wholesalers and Garden Centres – we cut your tree and deliver direct to you from our Farm – thus reducing miles that the tree will travel prior to reaching your home and giving you the freshest tree you can buy on line.
Our Christmas trees are grown as a sustainable crop; for every tree harvested we will plant at least 1 tree to ensure that production is sustainable.
One way to help the environment is to choose a renewable resource, which a real Christmas trees is.
Christmas tree plantations are a wonderful haven for a wide variety of wild life. We have mice, voles, shrews, badgers, various types of butterflies and spiders. There are also many types of birds including Sky Larks and birds of prey which can be seen hunting in the plantation. On more than one occasion we have found a bird’s nest in a container tree, where they have managed to rear their young despite all the activity around them.
Christmas trees benefit the environment by removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. One acre of trees provide enough oxygen for at least 18 people. Two and a half acres of Christmas Trees will absorb approximately 6 tonnes of carbon dioxide each year.
YOUR TREE IS RECYCLABLE – We suggest that you recycle your Christmas tree, which can be chipped and then used in a variety of different ways. A lot of local Councils provide this service – so why not contact them.
Real Tree Versus Artificial Tree
Real trees are bio-degradable; artificial trees are non bio-degradable.
Real trees are a renewable resource; the production of artificial trees uses large quantities of liquid fossil fuel – which is a non renewable resource. A large majority of artificial Christmas trees are made in countries where there are currently very few environmental controls on emissions of noxious gases.
Real Christmas trees have a very small associated carbon footprint; artificial trees create a substantial carbon footprint due to the use of fossil fuels in their production coupled with the majority having to be transported half way around the world.
A study carried out by Ellipso, Feb 2009 concludes…. ‘The natural tree is a better option than the artificial tree, in particular with respect to impacts on climate change and resource depletion.’ To put things into perspective the CO2 emitted by the two different trees would mean you have to ‘increase the life span of the artificial tree to over 20 years’ to balance the carbon foot print of the two options.
Real trees are a safe, natural product; If burnt an artificial tree will produce noxious gases.