Understanding Why Real Christmas Trees are Sustainable
Christmas trees are a renewable resource, as they are grown on tree farms specifically for the purpose of being cut for the holiday season. For every tree we harvest, three new trees are planted as seedlings, helping to maintain a constant cycle of growth and harvest.
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Carbon Sequestration: While growing, Christmas trees absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, helping to mitigate the effects of climate change. A single acre of Christmas trees can absorb around 800 pounds of carbon dioxide annually.
Air Quality Improvement: Trees release oxygen into the air, contributing to improved air quality. An acre of Christmas trees can produce enough oxygen for 18 people every day.
Habitat Creation: Christmas tree farms often serve as habitats for various wildlife species. These farms can provide refuge for birds, small mammals, and insects, contributing to local biodiversity.
At Pines & Co we believe in supporting our local suppliers who have been growing award-winning Christmas trees & foliage for over 30 years and doing so within a sustainable framework.
In addition, all of our Christmas Tree bundles include a recycling feature, whereby we come and collect your old tree in the New Year, chip it down and give it a second lease of life as softwood bedding for the lucky sheep on our Wicklow farm.