A plea from your Christmas tree in the Elk Valley – Letter to the Editor.

Recycling a Christmas Tree... how important is it?

Since my life began as a seedling years ago, I have existed for one primary purpose – to spread joy and holiday cheer during the Christmas season. Being the center of attention comes and goes as the decorations go up and come down, but are you aware of just how brief my life cycle is?

It all starts with my production in a nursery. When I’m old enough, I’m cut down, fastened to a vehicle and transported to the home of a loving family where I’m decorated and put on display. For the duration of the holiday season, I’m the main feature of family gatherings and I always take centre stage on Christmas morning. But when the holiday season ends and Christmas decorations are put back in storage, I’ll be left out in the cold. !

I’m speaking out to say that it doesn’t have to end like this. To my relief and that of thousands of natural Christmas trees across the country, there are ways we can be re-used long after the holiday season has come and gone. The best thing to do with your tree after Christmas has passed is to recycle it. You can recycle me through tree mulching and recycling programs, which are both fast-growing practices across Canada.

For more information on Christmas tree recycling programs in your community, or more ways to help you reduce waste and help the environment, please visit www.wmcanada.com  or your community’s works department.

 

 

 

 

Kate Longmoore

Cohn&Wolfe

 

 

 

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