that collect Christmas Trees for mulching are common through
the United States; the mulch is then often used for city
beautification projects. In San Diego, however, the fertile
mulch is offered free of charge to residents throughout
which has been offered since 1973, allows city residents
to drop off their Real Christmas Trees at 18 locations thru-out
San Diego, or they may leave their trees at the curb for
collection. All trees are then recycled into high-quality
mulch and compost, which is available to residents at the
Miramar Greenery. "By recycling your Christmas Tree,
you are doing your part to reduce the amount of material
in the landfill and help the environment by giving your
holiday tree a second life as compost, mulch or wood chips,"
explains Elmer L. Heap Jr., director of Environmental Services
Lets face it
we all need to do our part in this age of environmental
awareness. It's important for you to know that the family
holiday tradition of having a real Christmas tree in
San Diego over an artificial tree is and always will
be the healthier environmental choice.
President of the National Christmas Tree Association states
"Consumers are showing their preference for real, natural
products that are socially conscious. Many young families
are attracted to the tradition of celebrating Christmas
with a real tree in their home," explained Scott.
farms stabilize soil, protect water supplies and provide
refuge for wildlife while creating scenic green belts. Commonly,
Often Christmas trees sold in San Diego are grown
on soils that could not support food crops. Real Christmas
trees are huge benefit to the atmosphere. Christmas trees
like most trees absorb carbon dioxide and other gases, emitting
It is estimated
that just two acres of Christmas trees can produce
the daily oxygen requirement for 36 people. In the United
States this American Made Product is grown on approximately
a million acres, this equals enough oxygen for 18 million
people every single day. Additionally that means a lot of
jobs farmers and employees. These Employees working these
Christmas trees farms generally plant three seedlings for
every tree harvested. Buying a Real Christmas tree in San
Diego is an all-American product and a 100% recyclable resource.
most of which are manufactured in Korea, Taiwan or Hong
Kong & China they consist of plastics & polymers
and metals that are not biodegradable. When disposed of,
the artificial trees will never deteriorate. They simply
generate more land fill problems. The process in manufacturing
these trees even outside the United States effects can and
does effect our environment as well.
- There are
over 14,000 Christmas tree growers in the U.S., and approximately
about 100,000 people employed full or part time in the
industry. Choosing a Real Christmas Tree Ensures another
Job is kept here and not shipped abroad
- There are
approximately 5,000 choose and cut farms in the U.S.
on climate & area of farming it can take as many as
15 years to grow a tree of 6 feet. However the average
growing time in 7 years.
selling Christmas trees are: Douglas Fir, Balsam Fir,
Noble Fir, Fraser Fir, Noble Fir, Scotch Pine, Virginia
Pine and White Pine.
If Its an Environmental
Choice in San Diego it has to be a real Christmas Tree.
Consider these important facts...
Plastic trees and wreaths are made from nonrenewable petroleum.
REAL Christmas trees and wreaths do not harm our environment
and our resources... they are produced as an agricultural
crop. Each year Christmas tree growers replace cut trees
with a new crop of seedlings.
Artificial trees cannot be recycled. When they are disposed
of in a sanitary landfill, they will not disintegrate, but
will remain there forever, taking up increasingly scarce
San Diego is today faced with a critical shortage of
sanitary land fill space. REAL trees are thus being used
in various helpful ways when disposed of...such as ground-up
mulch to replenish the soil, fish habitat and other useful
methods. Thousands of San Diego County
residents make the environmentally friendly choice to recycle
their Christmas trees every year.
former president of Greenpeace, Dr. Patrick Moore, endorses
Real Trees as the best environmental
option for consumers.
The American Forests organization
also supports the growth
and use of Real Christmas Trees for many reasons.
Its an Economical Choice in San Diego it has to be a real
trees are manufactured mainly outside of the United States.
We hear much today
about our economy being faced with jobs being shipped offshore.
Buying a real Christmas tree keeps Americans employed.
Thousands of jobs have are lost in the Christmas tree industry
because continued sale and use of fake trees and wreaths.
the Best reason to buy a Christmas tree in San Diego
this Year, REAL CHRISTMAS TREES SMELL INCREDIBLE, are
great for the environment, and are AN AMERICAN PRODUCT!