Treecycling After The Holidays

Don't curb your Christmas Tree this year come Jan 1st, try recycling it but taking it for a short little ride. 

Earth 911 sent out a newsletter explaining Treecycling and how you can do it. 


What is Treecycling?
Treecycling is the practice of recycling Christmas trees in order to extend their usability, such as chipping for use as mulch in community areas, erosion protection in fragile environments such as river deltas, underwater habitat creation and shoreline stabilization. 

See full article here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20111208006262/en

Ever wonder how a fake tree vs. a real tree effects the planet? 
According to Earth 911: Buying a live tree is a carbon-neutral purchase that poses very little environmental threat, while at the same time adding dollars to the domestic economy.
  • Eighty percent of artificial trees are manufactured in China.
  • For every real Christmas tree harvested, up to three seedlings are planted in its place the following spring.
  • There are about 350,000 acres in production for growing Christmas trees. Each acre provides the daily oxygen requirements of 18 people.
For a list of recycling centers near you follow this link: http://earth911.com/recycling/garden/christmas-trees/treecycling-partners/

 

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