OCA Web Forum Topic of the Week:
Choosing a Truly Green Christmas Tree
The majority of Christmas trees sold in the U.S. are grown on large plantations where pesticides are used that may cause the trees to contaminate your house with pesticide residues. Here are some quick tips to avoid that problem:
1) Buy a used artificial tree. People are always buying the latest and greatest and looking to dispose of perfectly beautiful ornamentation. Check out ebay, craigslist, freecycle or your local newspaper.
2) Shopping for a tree at a big box store, large garden center or city lot usually means you’ll have no idea where the tree was grown or what chemicals were used.
3) Trees found at “cut-your-own-tree” farms and farmers’ markets usually have little to no pesticides. Find an organic local tree farm here
Do you have more tips for a green Christmas?
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