John Giedraitis, city forester for Austin, Texas, has started a Christmas-tree
recycling program that is rapidly becoming a tradition among local citizens.
The Fire Department responds to dozens of Christmas-tree
related fires every year.
In my house, however, Christmas-tree
SHOPPING is a tradition carried over from my wife's childhood, and unless we stop and browse and haggle and freeze to death at a minimum of 10 lots, we can't possibly find an acceptable tree or enjoy the season.
This winter, the family can experience the thrill of the Christmas-tree
hunt with a bit of help from the Pacific Northwest Christmas Tree Association.
Far from being seen as environmental damage, the trend is bringing comfort and joy to British Christmas-tree