I wanted to show you my naked Christmas trees. They are naked because they are at phase one, solely adorned with environmentally-friendly LED white-colored lights. I struggled with what to do for Christmas trees this year – as I’m trying, truly making lots of effort, to lead a more eco-friendly life. As far as I know, there are really only
two three options when it comes to green Christmas trees –
- Use an artificial tree that you plan to use until the day you die, and understand that the tree will never breakdown in our landfills but that you’re saving a live tree from death.
- Cut down a live tree from an organic Christmas tree farm that uses no pesticides in the growing of their trees and thus you may be cutting down a tree but you’re saving our atmosphere from wicked chemicals.
- I just learned a third… but where do you get Josh Lucas’ tree? Not in New England…
Artificial trees have a long, long, long way to go in order to be considered design-friendly, let alone eco-friendly, so that was not an option. I sadly didn’t find an organic tree farm on the north shore of Boston so I decided to cut down on CO2 damage to our atmosphere by buying from a local farm in Topsfield, Massachusetts. (Don’t ask me for a website or address, as they’re so local, they don’t really exist but by word of mouth. I’d have to give you step by step directions for how to get there.)
My beautiful fir trees were picked especially for their “airy” quality. The branches are very far apart and some would say they resemble a fuller, but not quite full Charlie Brown Christmas Tree. I guess my husband has been talking about these “airy” trees, so he asked me to post photos. I think he’s just happy that (1) he didn’t have to trek out to this farm to cut/carry the trees himself and (2) they’re super light and very easy to manipulate in the house. (I should add that the woman who sold me the little tree said her husband was going to scold her for selling it because no one should buy a tree that’s so oddly-shaped. I’ve been selling “perfect” Christmas trees for the last several holidays and assured her that I wanted to buy the least perfect tree that she had. I’m so in love with it. So don’t you dare laugh at me.)
So again, these are naked pictures. I will post follow-up photos once they’re completely decorated.
The Big Tree, in my family room, about 7 feet tall
With a slightly different filter on the camera…
The Small Tree, in my new kitchen, about 5 feet tall
Latest posts by Maggie Battista (see all)
- In Maggie’s Kitchen: Jam Tarts, Valentine’s “Care” Packages, and How I Live What I Love - January 26, 2015
- Jam Tarts from Mrs Wheelbarrow’s Practical Pantry - January 25, 2015
- Maggie’s Kitchen Memo: Meyer Lemons, Sweet Potato Bar, Coconut Love and Food Gift Links - January 19, 2015