Catch the Spirit with Real, Live, Green Trees – for Christmas and Beyond

Written by Lisa Hayden on . Posted in Learn

Heading into the Christmas holiday weekend, Planet Change is celebrating the season with a trio of videos all about Christmas trees.

First off, let’s get in the spirit of giving with this video from The Nature Conservancy in Montana, where evergreen trees from an ongoing forest conservation and management project are being donated to children’s charities to brighten the holidays for local families.

Next, if you celebrate Christmas, you probably already have your tree up and decorated. But, if you opted for a fake tree, you might want to reconsider that decision for next year. Living, growing trees, after all, make up forests, one of our best natural solutions for slowing carbon pollution. Even Chirstmas trees that are planted to be harvested, pull carbon dioxide out of the air while they grow.

In this video, Frank Lowenstein, director of climate adaptation for The Nature Conservancy shares the top five reasons why you should consider a real, live green tree for your holiday decorations.

And finally, in this short video, get some tips for the post-holiday clean-up as Frank Lowenstein explains some options for getting even more life out of your tree when it leaves your living room.

Season’s greetings from all of us here at Planet Change!

Lisa Hayden is a blogger for The Nature Conservancy

Photo by Flickr user looseends (Saw in hand, two people search for the perfect tree at a snowy Maine tree farm) Used under a Creative Commons license.

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