A good excuse for a musical reference, but this isn’t to do with choosing between the Beatles and Radiohead.
I was just wondering what kind of Christmas tree we should be buying this year.
With all the recent mention of carbon footprints, are we doing more for the environment buying the traditional Norwegian Spruce or is it time to opt for the articial variety?
We’ve already made the decision. This year we’ve gone for a 6’6” Killington from Homebase. It’s got real pine cones on it and it’s not bad for an imitation.
I guess we can find other ways to reproduce the smell of pine. And at least the “non-drop” bit is true at last.
What I will miss is the annual outing to buy the tree. From now on it’s the annual putting-together of the tree, quite an ingenious contraption it is too.
I’m putting my green money on the fake paying for itself over the years both financially and environmentally.
I’ll dig around to find out the true cost of norwegian wood versus fake plastic trees and will report back with any findings.
It would also be interesting to know what all our evergreen politicians are going for.