The tradition of decorate a tree or similar structure to Christmas It started in Germany and spread throughout the world in recent centuries. In many places, the look of the tree is inspired by the local culture, climate or environment, giving rise to many different expressions. In this gallery we explore some of this festive creativity.
In the United States, approximately 70% of people vote artificial trees, mostly for its convenience. But, this They usually require oil for their production, are rarely recycled, take up space in landfills and often have to be transported around the world. Most are made in China, using dirty coal-fired electricity, and some contain toxic lead.
For these reasons, most environmentalists believe that a real tree is more environmentally friendly. Sustainable logs absorb carbon dioxide from the air as they grow and provide habitat for wildlife. They also save energy and water throughout their life cycle. A good option is trees Christmas organic farmingwhich is grown without the toxic pesticides used by many farmers.
Other options that are more environmentally friendly buying a locally grown tree (to reduce the fuel impact), using a live one and planting it in the ground after the celebrations, or decorate with a houseplant. There are also those who opt for the “Charlie Brown tree”, collecting branches from the garden and turning them into an improvised “tree”.
Other possibilities are to decorate a tree outside, a rock formation or even a sweater. These photos explore some of the best of these ideas.