Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The drought and heat of 2012 killed younger Christmas trees, but those you'll want to buy around Bolingbrook are ready for purchase.
Young Christmas trees -- those planted this spring or last year -- were most affected by the drought and heat of 2012. Charles Ide, who runs Ide Christmas Tree Farm in Downers Grove along Plainfield Road, told the Chicago Tribune every one of the several thousand trees he planted this year and last died. It's the worst damage in the 55 years he's run the farm, the Trib reported. But when you go to purchase your Christmas tree, you won't see a shortage. Christmas trees take about a decade to grow, and the older trees weathered the harsh conditions the best because they have a more extensive root system to reach moisture, according to the Trib. David Daniken, past president of the Illinois Christmas Tree Farm Association, told the Trib …
Monday, January 2, 2012
Help out the environment and recycle your holiday trees or lights by following these easy tips.
The holidays are officially over and as the new year begins, residents across Bolingbrook are taking down their festive decorations. Each year, millions of trees and lights are sent to landfills when they could be recycled. Here are a few ways to make your holiday trees and lights keep on giving. To recycle live holiday trees: To recycle artificial holiday trees: String lights:
Sunday, December 12, 2010
We have all the tips on how to celebrate Christmas while looking out for environment.
Christmas is just around the corner, which means it's now time to find a good tree for the family. There is no clear cut answer as to which Christmas tree to choose. This choice is based on one's own tastes and desires. Included are a few general tips regarding the maintenance of your tree, what type of lights to use and where to get them, and how and where to dispose of your tree. Also, I wouldn't be a very good environmental columnist if I didn't present to you a reasonable argument supporting real Christmas trees as opposed to those plastic, synthetic trees. Care and Maintenance According to the National Christmas Tree Association, Christmas trees are half their weight in water. Extending the life of your tree is all about maintaining…