Do #12 Love a Tree

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Whether you're a fan of that genuine pine aroma or you prefer the utility of an artificial tree, you can keep your tree a little bit greener this Christmas. Cut live trees can have a second life as mulch or compost to help enrich the soil of other plants, while artificial trees can be reused for decades if properly cared for.

Take action, commit to Do #12.

  • Contribute to the circle of (tree) life for next year's festivities. If you're choosing a more traditional, cut real tree, compost it in the New Year, cut it up and put in your garden/green waste kerbside collection or search under garden cuttings on RecyclingNearYou to find out about other local options.
  • If pine needles are not your thing, choose a durable artificial tree and take care of it so that it'll keep delivering joy year after year.
  • You could find and decorate a fallen tree branch - if it's a native tree you'll have that added Aussie feel.
  • You could also try a live tree in a pot that you can bring inside for the season if you're short on space. Or simply decorate your garden or balcony with long lasting and sturdy baubles.