Create Christmas trees for small spaces

15 December, 2017, 09:17 | Author: Diane Mills
  • Monica Cordova and her sons picking out a Christmas tree on Tuesday

Cutting a real Christmas tree can benefit the economy and the environment.

The answer: It depends on your plans for the future.

Christmas trees are in short supply this year.

"Extension cords are a huge source of fire, anytime you use an electrical appliance improperly by putting too much of a load on it or using it improperly", Mooney said.

In other words, environmental considerations are probably low on most people's lists. "We are thrilled to officially kick off the Christmas season with the annual presentation of the tree". Then you need petrol to harvest and transport them, as well as the human labour to do all of that. Depending on how far you want to travel, you have approximately 875 tree farms to choose from in the state.

"Tree growers quit the business because of the economics or their kids who inherited the family farms decided there wasn't enough money in it", said Doug Hundley, spokesman for the National Christmas Tree Association. Researchers are now working with the state Christmas tree association to test a new rot-resistant variety of fir and to come up with a standard for measuring moisture in Christmas trees. Look for those with deep green needles and no brown tips, yellowing or shedding.

It can take as little as 30 seconds for a Christmas tree fire to engulf a living room.

Monica Cordova and her sons picking out a Christmas tree on Tuesday
Monica Cordova and her sons picking out a Christmas tree on Tuesday

What happens to the tree after the presents have been opened is another factor to consider. Approximately four days before moving the tree indoors, place it in this holding area to prep it for the move into the home. Each option has its benefits and drawbacks.

Miamians are feeling the effects of a national Christmas tree shortage as they scramble to find a shapely specimen and worry they may have to settle for a scrawny Charlie Brown version.

On a one-to-one basis, a real tree requires considerably fewer resources to create and get to the customer than an artificial tree, said William Paddock, the managing director of WAP Sustainability Consulting in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Unsuccessful tree hunters could go native this season and decorate an areca palm instead. "The question becomes, how many years does it take?" "Really don't have very many eights and nines either". Paddock said six years is probably a more reasonable guess.

We have all fantasied about having a massive Christmas tree adorned with hundreds of handsome decorations in our big lovely houses, just like the movies. "My parents have the one we've had since I was 10 years old".

Florida's 2017 state Christmas tree was lit at the capitol Wednesday morning by Governor Rick Scott and his wife Ann.

Either way, the environmental impact is not particularly significant in the grand scheme of things.

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