Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Christmas Eve!! A deep thought....

Did you know?
-Real Christmas trees are biodegradable, which means they can be easily reused or recycled for mulch and other purposes.
- Every acre of Christmas trees grown produces the daily oxygen requirement for 18 people.
- Fake Christmas trees were invented by a company who made toilet bowl brushes...
So those of you that have a fake tree, when you see this -
My Charlie Brown real Christmas tree


Try not to think of this -


Happy Holidays
From the National Christmas Tree Association

6 comments:

Bryce and Mandy said...

I am a huge fan of real trees. I would miss the Christmas tree smell too much with a fake one.

Jen said...

I have enjoyed my toilet brush tree this year :) It's a really nice one. My take, save a tree, use a toilet brush instead. HA! :)

I hope you all had a great Christmas!

Peter said...

Sorry, we have a fake...

We don't pretend it is real, and I do miss the "over the river and through the woods" hunt for the tree and the fragrance, but when you hit 50, and the baby is in high school, it can work....

Lula O said...

Over the river is fun, to a point. We've gone up every year for almost a decade, and as I've gotten older I hope for less snow instead of more of the white stuff in our searching. Enough with the snow shoes. It's alot easier, and requires less prep work. This year was perfect. It was forty degrees in the canyon.

I could've wore my Chaco's.
It's so big, I call it our - Griswold family Christmas tree...

okbushmans said...

My understanding of environmentalists is obviously niave! I thought buying a fake was the tree-hugger thing to do! Save a Tree, buy a fake! Don't cut down our beautiful forests! How could I be so far off.

And yes, ours is fake. All I remember about our real-tree's growing up was vacuuming needles everyday. And Christmas Vacation scarred me, the squirrel leaping out of the real tree.

Lula O said...

Yes, vacuuming is a problem if you buy from a lot. When cutting from a forest, you're supposed to follow specific guidelines about where to cut, how big, not near roads and streams, etc. The Forest Service calls it thinning, or something like that. So the bigger trees have less competition.
10 bucks for a permit. Not bad.

Fake is fine too.
Remember the source of that post, and that it's impossible to please a tree-hugger.