I have always loved the forests. Walking in the silence covered and shadowed by leaves and branches. It is primal, like the oceans or mountains. Mother Nature from where we all came at some point.
Trees have an important role however, beyond just reminding of us where we came from. Trees breath in Carbon Dioxide, which humans and animals breath out, and they replace oxygen which we all breath in and need in order to keep living.
"A single tree can absorb 48 pounds of Carbon Dioxide and provide enough oxygen for two people to breath for a year." https://www.thoughtco.com/how-much-oxygen-does-one-tree-produce-606785.
I wanted to make "Little Tree's Big Dream" about a happy ending, but of course for most Christmas Trees the ending is much more like the
As a child we would have a live tree which my father would chop down from the forest. When I got a little older, I would help with this. We would bring it home, put it in a stand with sugar water, and decorate it. My Mother was traditional and a stickler for
On January 6 or 7, we would take the decorations off along with the stand, and pull the tree outside where it could be chopped up and the pieces burned. With modern knowledge of climate change, many people have opted for a
I love the smell of an evergreen though. So I did a little research about keeping a Christmas tree alive and found that it is very possible. Provided you have somewhere to plant it of course.
So next Christmas, if you can, consider buying a live tree and then planting it. You not only will save the life of a tree, but help absorb CO2 and return oxygen to the planet!