How Green Is Your Tree? Sustainable Holiday Tips via @HuffPostGreen
Bundled up tight and clutching mugs of hot chocolate, we wondered thoughtfully through the fragrant pine forest. Finally, just as the snow started to pick up, one of us would spot it -- the perfect tree. It was always my brother or me who spotted the tree, but somehow I'm sure my dad pointed us there (or maybe we just spotted every tree until we got the nod). When my dad crouched beneath this magical tree with his saw, I never failed to feel a pang of guilt. Surely we shouldn't be cutting down a tree? Trees are important. Didn't we just plant a tree on Arbor Day?
As a child, these pangs of guilt were short lived and immediately washed away by the warmth and glitter of decorating day. As an adult, though, the environmental impact of my choices is important to me.
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