What is best to buy – an artificial tree or a real tree?
An artificial tree can be used for many years, so its impact on the environment is depreciated over time. A commercially-grown tree needs to be cultivated and transported every year, so it has higher carbon footprint.
- If you are buying a real tree, we recommend you buy one which has grown naturally without fertiliser and is Forest Stewardship Certified.
- Buy a locally-grown tree with roots, since it can be re-planted outside after Christmas. If it was locally grown, it will have less carbon miles associated with it.
Disposing of Xmas Trees in 2021 for Alan Greenwoods Funeral Director branches & customers.
Christmas Tree Disposal
Every year we collect your old trees and chip them for biomass which is used to provide green energy on the national grid. Given that we only collect from our customer and we use our existing vehicles, there is little extra millage incurred, so resulting in a lower carbon transport for disposal.
If we don’t collect your old tree, consider how you dispose of it – such as
- Chip the tree yourself and spread the chippings on your garden.
- Burn the tree safely and as permitted locally. The CO2 released will balance what it has absorbed so it will be a net increase in carbon emissions.
- For a 2-metre-tall real Christmas tree without roots, the carbon footprint is 16kg CO2e* if it ends up in landfill. This is because the tree decomposes as it is deprived of oxygen, resulting in decay which produces methane gas. This is 25 times more significant to the environment as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide.
For more information or to recycle your tree with us, contact email@example.com
*source data Carbon Trust.
As a Funeral Directors who strives to offer the very best quality products available, we chose to use Atkinson’s Reflections range when it comes to picture coffins. Incorporating personal memories of the deceased that Jamie and the Reflections team have designed specifically for that individual family.- Daniel from D.B.Devalls
Just to let you know how elegant the Walnut Tree Oval coffin looked this morning - it caught everyone's eye, plenty of comments and none of the pallbearers had seen one like it. It really did look smart. The book for the name details is beautiful, really impressive.- White Rose Modern Funerals
Just want to say a massive thank you to you & your team for this coffin, we along with the Humanist celebrant, crematorium staff, family and friends thought it was absolutely brilliant, on route to the crematorium there were people on the street taking photos of the coffin and EVERYONE had a big stupid smile on their faces.- McKenzie and Millar - Funeralcare
Everyone commented on how unusual the coffin was. Usually people are too scared to go up to the coffin at a funeral, but everyone went up to see and spent time looking at the photos that were displayed on the coffin. It made is so much easier to be close to dad- Diane (on behalf of Poetic Endings Funeral Directors)
Mum loved the outdoors and nature. She was very environmentally conscious. When we looked at your Eco friendly coffins we knew we’d be able to find something perfect for mum. It made such a sad time a little easier as we know she would have loved it.- Mr & Mrs Singleton
I loved the design on the picture coffin, it really captured my mother’s hobbies. She loved bowls, and to have the bowling green on was a wonderful way to say goodbye.- Janice Doherty
We wanted to say goodbye to our sister Helen, but in something that was more than just ‘a box’. The different choices that were available in all styles was fascinating. We chose a beautiful American-style Casket and also got a separate keepsake in her memory.- Carl & Becky Taylor