The trend to decorate “green” is bigger than ever.
Most of us have become more eco-conscious in every aspect of our daily lives, from taking along re-usable shopping bags to the store, drinking water from refillable bottles and even replacing light bulbs with ones that are more energy efficient. So it’s no surprise to learn that this Christmas, the trend to decorate “green” is bigger than ever.
While bringing home a cut tree is still a popular tradition for most, living trees are the newest trend. Purchasing a tree with roots and planting it after the holidays will not only keep a tree out of a landfill, but it will also help the environment by providing a habitat for birds and other wildlife. Because trees such as spruce and pine are hardy enough to grow where other plants don't, they also increase soil stability. However, those who insist on a freshly cut tree can still feel good knowing that for every tree cut on a tree farm, two or three new seedlings are planted. What’s more, just one acre of spruce trees produces enough oxygen for eighteen people.
[photo via All things Utica]
Crafty Recycled Trees
A little imagination can turn found objects around the house, in your yard or even the recycle bin into artful and festive decorations. Inspiration can be found in these holiday trees designed out of newspaper and soda bottles.
[photo via Odity central]
Empty walls offer another modern and green holiday tree solution and are especially great for those living in small spaces that do not easily accommodate larger holiday decor.
[photo via Fine Ting Og Sjokolade]
[photo via The Wall Sticker Company]
Organic: Although using scraps of wood and found items is an obvious eco-conscious choice, this holiday decor also adds a warm and organic touch to any home.
[photo via Wood Wool Stool]
[photo via Pretty Little Green Things]
More info about Cascades' recycled cardboard christmas tree here.