Season’s Greetings: The Environmental Benefits of Christmas Trees

The scent of fresh pine in the home is a staple for many of us during the holidays. Here at Timber Products Company it not only gets us in the holiday spirit, but also reminds us of our commitment to sustainability.

Christmas trees

Better yet, the growing and harvesting of real trees has tangible benefits on the environment:

Carbon Emissions
While growing, a Christmas tree will spend 8 to 12 years removing carbon from the atmosphere. Plus, trees purchased from local farms have a low transportation footprint.

Recyclability
At the end of its life, a real tree can be recycled into biodegradable wood chips and compost—organic products which can be used in gardening.

Sustainability
For every tree that is harvested on a typical Christmas tree farm, three new seedlings are planted. Because of this process, the industry helps sustain itself and the environment. The more trees that are cut and sold directly increases the number of future trees cleaning the air.

Wildlife
Because it takes roughly ten years for a Christmas tree to grow and harvest, the natural evergreen canopy provides wildlife like birds and small rodents shelter from the elements during the colder months.

Forest Management
For a truly unique experience, head out into the woods to cut down your own Christmas tree. Most national forests allow harvest with a Forest Service-issued permit. Be sure to contact your local forest district for more details.

Enjoy the fresh pine scent of your own locally farmed or harvested tree this December, and rest assured you are helping the environment. Happy holidays!

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