Thursday, December 17, 2009

Cut-Your-Own Tree Lot

This year we cut our own tree from a lot that uses the land under the power lines to grow holiday crops of pumpkins and Christmas trees. I assume that the crops are irrigated from the river that runs along the edge of the farm. The greenest option is probably to buy a tree in a pot and replant it but I wouldn't know where to replant a pine tree every year. We compost our tree every year or use it for kindling.

Team work in action. I think it's good for the kids to connect the Christmas tree in the house more directly to its origin. Most of the trees in tree lots here in Los Angeles are trucked down from Oregon.

Here they are hauling off their prized tree.

1 comment:

  1. We bought a living tree years ago when my son was about 4 or 5 - he said he didn't want a tree, and I was puzzled, and it turned out he didn't like seeing it die and get thrown away! We kept if for about 6 or 7 years, just left it in the pot outside and brought it in at Christmas, giving it a feed in summer. Eventually it did die but we had a lot of use out of it - and now we have just bought another so hope it will do the same.


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