I have a fake tree - have used for the past 20 years. I believe in planting trees yearly and do so on our farm, when I am well. I have had such a bad year with physical pain, that I did not plant any this year. I do not grow them bought from the store, I used the plantings that crop up on our property.
Faith that is wonderful about the trees that you experienced as a little girl are now fully grown - and still here.
Darlene - what a hoot about shooting the Christmas tree. We went to a tree farm once and cut down our own tree - it wasnt any cheaper than the tree farmer on the corner - so we didnt do that again. I have never cut any of the trees on our farm down. The pine trees on our property are so big, I wouldnt touch them - I have thought about having a stringing party in July one year to decorate all the trees in my yard - Yes, July when it is warm and sunny and everyone comes out to camp - I would 20 people to help me... LOL
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Darlene, it is sad that we don't have the forests that we used to because trees are being destroyed. It's also sad when I see tons of trees and then later, I see them all torn down to put in malls, houses, etc. One of things I am happy about is when the military bases build buildings and military housing, they leave the trees. How beautiful that a military family can move into a brand new home surrounded by trees that are decades and decades old. I remember as a little girl, not more than 5 years of age, coming aboard Camp Pendleton and seeing all these trees and now, as old as I am, seeing those same trees still there. I am with you about the loss of our trees.
Faith, My kids and I used to go horseback riding when I got off work or on weekends, and when we found a nice tree we would mark it as the one.....with a piece of ribbon, remember the location and go back with the shotgun and shoot it off at the base.....tote it home and level it and put it up. The kids thought that was a hoot....but now that trees need to be conserved....they nor I use the real ones anymore. If we ever buy our own property instead of renting we may look into buying live ones to replant.......a lot of folks here do that. A lot of trees are going to be need to fix all the damage from the tornadoes on April 27 in Alabama....it is the saddest thing to look at miles of devasted trees..........a lot of the homes are being rebuilt but the trees are stripped and broken down to the ground.
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Aha! More information about real vs. artificial. Darlene, you have a good point about keeping trees alive. I personally think there are pros and cons to both. For us, when we are on our Farm, we use trees that we personally planted years ago for this reason. Since we don't live there now, those trees keep on growing. When we do use live trees that have been cut, we stick to organic and after Christmas, my husband mulches them and we put the mulch in the garden where ever we live. Any other views from members?
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