A few thoughts from Jeff, our resident arborist, concerning Christmas as a "green" holiday. He posted this on his LinkedIn account last year, and we wanted to share it again. You can follow him on LinkedIn by clicking HERE.
Here are a few comments we have received on this post. I'm putting them here for your enjoyment and edification. :)
1. Is an olive the same as an evergreen for holiday decorating? - Lisa
2. The origin of the modern christmas tree is most probably Ancient Germanic and considering the fact there were no conifers in ancient Germany, the original christmas tree was an oak, and it was the centre of a midwinter celebration (actually the shortest day), a festival of the light. Probably the tree was lit up. So, no Tannenbaum (Pinus!) or another conifer. And an olive is way off, traditionwise. -Julles
Merry Christmas from all the staff at TreeMasters, Inc! Have a blessed holiday season!
Jeff, Victoria, Rachel and Alicia
Jeff Ling is a Registered Consulting Arborist and Co-Founder of TreeMasters, Inc., a full service arbor-care company, located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. TreeMasters provides tree owners with scientific tree management services throughout Indiana, southern Michigan and western Ohio.