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When tradition meets sustainable living, things can get complicated. From the food to the decorations, holidays can get a little tricky to navigate while trying to reduce your impact. That’s why, a few years back when I started to take eco-living really seriously, I felt conflicted about getting a Christmas tree. I really, really love holidays (as I’ve stated before), and I was pretty bummed at the idea that my living room wouldn’t smell like the interior of a lumberjack’s truck for the next two months. Yep, two, I’m one of those people.
So, I looked into it. Obviously, stick with that’s good for you, but here’s my argument for getting a live Christmas tree every year:
If none of those ideas quite sway you to live trees, you can also get potted trees that last up to five years and, if healthy, will flourish once replanted after it outgrows its pot. O