- Michelle Rosenthal
- Brooklyn, NY
- United States
social worker, Dr Susan Smith McKinney Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Save millions of trees per year by celebrating Xmas W/O a tree, or by renting Living Christmas Trees with their roots intact, NOT CUT TREES.
Millions of beautiful Christmas trees are adorned each year to celebrate a loving holiday however it is really an unfortunate event for the trees. An idea worth spreading is to celebrate the holiday W/O a tree or with a Living Christmas. Ask everyone especially pastors and clergy to spread the message advising people not to buy trees especially not cut trees but rather if they must to buy or rent live trees with their roots intact. Encourage people to order live trees from Christmas tree dealers before the holiday so the stores may be prepared to sell potted Christmas trees. Many tree distributors may not have realized the demand for living Christmas Trees. Advocate for them to take orders in advanced and have many selections available to meet the demand for trees during the holiday season. The trees can either remain potted, be planted in the persons yard either permanently or temporarily for the holiday and returned to the dealer to be replanted back where it came from or in a safe environment where it can grow and grow until next year when it can be re-rented to you or another person again. Trees play an important part in climate control. We should not just cut down millions and millions of trees each year without realizing the negative impact that this process will have on the environment. By saving trees we are really saving ourselves as well. Lets do the right thing and transform the Christmas Tree Industry to save the environment, the climate and ecosystems around the world! We can even push for a law banning the cutting of trees for Christmas and requiring the sale of potted trees that may be kept or returned to be replanted after the holiday. One tree can live and really become part of your family growing up together. The trees, animals, birds, bees and I will thank you. We can plan to help the planet by these and other simple measures that are easy to implement. We can also plan to capture rain water in a barrel to water our tree and plants.