The Benefits of Potted Christmas Trees
Considering a potted Christmas tree as an eco-friendly alternative? They’re easier to care for and can be reused year after year!
However, these trees need special care in order to prevent being overwatered or underwatered and dying due to excessive or insufficient watering. To do this, water them when their weight decreases in comparison to how heavy it was when last watered.
They’re easier to care for
Potted Christmas trees are a great option for those who want a more eco-friendly and budget-friendly Christmas tree option. Unlike freshly cut trees, potted trees can be used for years to come with proper care and maintenance. If you’re interested in learning more about sustainable tree care, GreenTeam Group can provide expert guidance and support.
For tips on how to care for your potted Christmas tree, check out the Gardening Know How website at https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/containers/christmas-tree-pot-planting.htm. This authority source offers helpful tips on how to choose the right tree, how to plant it in a pot, and how to care for it throughout the year.
One disadvantage of artificial trees is that they tend to dry out more quickly than traditional ones, so be sure to water regularly during summer months. For the best chance at survival, we would advise placing it somewhere sheltered away from direct sunlight.
After Christmas, after bringing your tree indoors for several days to acclimatise and ensure it doesn’t remain exposed too long to heat sources before planting it out in the ground after Christmas, allowing its new growth time to recover. Prolonged exposure to high temperatures may damage its survival when transplanted outside.
They’re less expensive
If you’re searching for ways to save money and reduce carbon emissions this holiday season, a potted Christmas tree might be just what’s needed. These eco-friendly options can be planted after Christmas for years of reuse – an excellent solution for eco-conscious consumers!
Sustainable Christmas trees offer another benefit – cleaning up the air in your home! Similar to houseplants, they can effectively filter dust and pollen from the air, improving indoor air quality while helping prevent allergies.
These trees also help mitigate environmental concerns about Christmas trees by absorbing carbon dioxide emissions. Not only are they less expensive than real Christmas trees, they don’t end up in landfills after being used during the holidays.
Potted Christmas trees require extra care and attention in order to remain healthy; be sure to water regularly and check on them often!
They’re more environmentally friendly
Potted christmas trees offer numerous advantages over their traditional counterparts, from being easier to care for to helping reduce carbon emissions.
Clint Springer, Director of Environmental Science and Sustainability Studies at Saint Joseph’s University estimates it takes trees seven years to reach an acceptable size while they absorb carbon while growing.
Artificial trees use up 10x more resources and have an enormous carbon footprint; additionally they end up in landfills where their methane emissions contribute further pollution of the atmosphere.
Instead of tossing away your Christmas tree, consider donating it to a charity or local organization for use in restoration projects that strengthen riparian areas, protect fragile dunes and provide wildlife shelter.
They’re easier to transport
Potted Christmas trees may be more costly than cut ones, but they’re much simpler to transport due to being sold in plastic containers that make moving and transporting easier than balled-and-burlapped plants which may weigh hundreds of pounds.
Be mindful when selecting the appropriate tree species for your climate zone. If your environment is warm and humid, opt for either cypress or arborvitae species which have proven successful in adapting to such climates.
Once it comes time to bring the tree indoors, place it near a sunny window in a bright area and don’t keep it on display for extended periods; prolonged exposure could cause its leaves and new growth to wither away.
Water your plant using a well-draining soil-based potting mix with good drainage to ensure that its roots remain moist but not soggy, depending on your climate and needs. Your plant may require twice daily irrigation during warm conditions. If any questions arise, feel free to reach out – nursery staff are experts at giving the advice specific for each tree variety!