And now a word or two about cutting live trees. Trees are a renewable resource. For every tree Mr. Greentrees cuts, two saplings are planted in the same location. If trees weren’t growing there, strawberries or onions would be. We harvest from farms, not forests.
We hardly need to defend trees: they provide habitat for migratory creatures, give off oxygen, and touch our souls. But to save a tree by buying artificial is to miss the point. Artificial trees rely on imported petrochemical products that befoul our landfills and seep into our groundwater, whereas live trees are recycled as ground cover and garden mulch.
Balled living trees may represent the best of intentions, but few survive our Southern California climate. The proper geographical and environmental location is critical, and if they’re not planted in time they die.
Mr. Greentrees asks you to buy responsibly. Buy live when you can. Go carbon neutral.