uGuelph says bring a living tree home for Christmas

December 17, 2007

Environmental interest is inspiring a third option for your holiday tree.  Rather than artificial trees, or throwing away a cut tree after the season, more and more Canadians are opting for a "living tree."  A living holiday tree is balled and burlapped, or housed in a pot, and then easily replanted on your property after the holidays.  uGuelph horticulturalists recommend the trend as another step we can take for the environment and also a nice annual tradition to plant the tree each year.  Living trees should be housed in a shed or garage before coming into the home, to ease them into warmer temperatures.