posted on Dec, 25 2004 @ 08:30 AM
This used to bother me too until a tree farmer made the point that we actually waste many more valuable trees for the wrapping paper we just tear up
and throw away. Most commercial firs, etc. come from farms now where they stagger grow trees just for the seasonal purpose, so it's not like a tree
in the wild is lost. It's not. Just a tree farm gets harvested.
But still the real damage from the pagan tradition of Xmas trees is the disposal. It's a monumental task doing something with a city's trees come
People illegally dump them or throw them in dumpsters filling up landfills. Find an approved drop site if your town doesn't come mulch them on the
curb, where it will be recycled. Home Depots in the south take them (or used to).
I've heard NOT to throw them in lakes despite the old wives tale of making homes for fish breeding. Sounds nice and all, but not when a dozen,
hundred or thousand other people do the same thing.