[gdlr_image_link type=”image” image_url=”” link_url=”” alt=”” target=”_blank”]Nashville. Tis the season for bringing the greenery to our interiors, with the idea that an evergreen and lights lifts our interior life as well as our room. The Nature Conservancy makes a great case for buying a real tree, and buying local: “Real vs. Fake Christmas Trees.”
Interesting information from the Nature Conservancy: “There are more than 350K acres of family farms growing mini forests of Christmas trees in the U.S. – plus another 76K in Canada! That’s a lot of land kept busy absorbing carbon out of the atmosphere every year – a true natural climate solution. If you buy your tree from a “U-Pick” farm, of which 32% of you did in 2015, then know that each tree cut from a farm is typically replaced by 1-3 seedlings, which continue removing carbon from the air.”
Once Christmas is over, the best way to dispose of it is with your local or city recycling program. These programs use trees in lots of fun ways.
If you are looking in the Nashville area for a traditional Christmas tree farm to visit and choose your tree, here’s a list from The Nature Conservancy: Christmas Tree Farms in the Nashville area.
For a list of tree farms throughout Tennessee, visit The Nature Conservancy’s Listing.
ALWAYS call the farm or store BEFORE YOU GO to confirm their supply, retail hours, and if there are area attractions or winter activities available.
Depending on weather, supply, etc. hours and availability can change. Check their website for contact information.
If shopping for Christmas trees in the Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge area is your annual tradition, please call ahead, after the recent forest fires in the area.