Let’s start with finding a green Christmas Tree. Is it more green to have a real Christmas tree or a plastic one?
Comparing a locally grown live cut-tree to a full size plastic tree, they found that the real tree used about a fifth of the energy (assuming that the plastic tree would be used for ten years). The problem is compounded when considering that most artificial trees are made from environmentally toxic PVC.” Source
Where To Find Green Christmas Trees
Did you know that you can actually order a chemical-free Christmas tree through local garden centers? Me neither.
Look for an organic farm in your area at LocalHarvest.org.
From an old issue of This Old House (December 2006):
Each year, 10 million evergreens end up in landfills, according to the Sierra Club… Contact your city sanitation department; many will pick up the tree curbside and chip it to make mulch.”