Opt for a pot-grown Christmas tree

A pot-grown Christmas tree means your tree is alive and can live on throughout the year, ready to be brought back inside next Christmas

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Brewing instructions:

  • Step 1

    When buying, look for specific "Pot grown" Christmas trees - these are trees that have been grown from seed in a container and are much better than "potted" Christmas trees. The difference is, "potted" trees are dug up and put into a pot, which can damage the roots and reduce the chances of survival.

  • Step 2

    When Christmas is over, take the decorations off and put your tree out in the garden, perhaps in a slightly larger pot so it has room to grow!

  • Step 3

    When Christmas comes round again, simply bring the tree back inside and decorate!

    If the tree grows too big to bring inside, find a place for it outside where it can grow and flourish.

Why is this important?

Although plastic trees last for a long time, they require fossil fuels to be produced unless made from 100% recycled materials. Depending on where plastic trees come from, there could be a vast carbon footprint used to transport the tree to your house.

Is it really justifiable to cut down a living tree just for a couple of weeks use? Why not opt for a living one, and keep it alive for years to come instead.