Christmas Tree Bummer

Last year when we bought our Christmas tree from a local non-profit, I thought to ask them where the trees came from.   Turns out that even though we have forrests around here, these came from somewhere in Oregon and were trucked in.  I thought that this year I’d try to go local and organic on the Christmas tree front.   Unfortunately, that plan was a bust.  Turns out that all the local organic Christmas tree farms require you to chop down your own tree (and none answer the phone for clarification).  And I get it, we’d rather have the trees in the ground doing all their good tree things than hanging out in a Sears parking lot.

 We have no axe/chainsaw/whatever the approprite equipment is for such a task.  There was also a concern that I’d go into labor somewhere in the mountains as we try figure this stuff out.  So, we had to go with the standard tree from the local parking lot. 😦  This will have to be something to strive for next year.

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3 Comments

  1. Theresa said,

    December 5, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    Oh, too bad! Your heart was in the right place though, and the tree looks great (as do you!). We are getting ours tomorrow…I wonder where it is from.

  2. Allison said,

    December 7, 2008 at 10:41 am

    MommyEsq’s sister here – just wanted to say that you look great for being so close to your due date!

    We ended up going with a tree from Home Depot – the ones at the local tree farm (not organic, but at least they were grown locally) were about 3 times more expensive, so we caved to the financial pressure (didn’t help that we had just purchased a $$$ double stroller a few hours earlier) and went with the cheapy tree. Oh well!

  3. almostima said,

    December 7, 2008 at 11:46 am

    Hi Allison and welcome! (and I can already tell your #2 is a cutie from the U/S pics 🙂 — in my 20 week, we could already see the family nose … it builds character :))

    On the Christmas Tree front, we shouldn’t beat ourselves up for it. One of the reasons I post about both successes and not-so-successes is that it’s important to see the whole picture. It’s impossible to always make the perfect green choice, and if that’s all you read about and you don’t measure up, well, you might just give up. The important thing is that we have awareness of our choices and do the best we can within our circumstances. I’d like to think that maybe I make up some ground in another department.


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