When it comes to Christmas trees, sustainable options seem to be few and far between: either cut down a real tree or purchase an artificial plastic number. But what if there was a way to add a festive touch to your home without compromising Mother Earth?
Evergrow Christmas Tree Co. is a local Vancouver company that offers living Christmas trees in pots with free delivery, set up and pickup. Yep, they pick up the tree at the end of the holiday season and replant it by partnering with local farms and landscaping companies. Need another reason to go local and sustainable this Christmas? Summer’s heat dome meant more than a third of our local trees meant to become holiday décor were damaged, leading to more tree farms being closed and prices and demand upped for an authentic tree.
“We’re talking to farmers who are telling us over a third of their trees for this season are damaged so badly they can’t sell them. Many farms are planning to open for only one or two weekends in November because they know they will be sold out by then. For people who want a tree this year, I would definitely recommend starting to look sooner than later,” shares Paige Wheaton, Evergrow Christmas Tree Co. owner and CEO.
Visit Evergrow online to choose your live fir (Fraser, Douglas or Nobel) and height (starting at four feet) and get it delivered right to your door in time for Christmas. Not only does this option mean no trees harmed for the holidays, these technical potted plants won’t break fire-hazard regulations or strata by-laws! —Vicki Duong