Now that it’s coming up to December (and by extension, Christmas), we’ll all be looking for a tree to proudly display in the living room and put presents under on Christmas Eve. If you’re already wondering where to buy one from, you may want to consider Green Elf Trees.
First appearing late last year during the country’s second lockdown, Green Elf Trees is firmly committed to selling trees that are sustainable and don’t have a big impact on the environment. Their website claims that around two thirds of the UK still uses artificial trees, which, although convenient, have a big carbon impact. Organic trees that are properly disposed of meanwhile apparently have a carbon footprint that is ten times smaller than that of artificial trees.
In addition to selling trees that are sustainable, the company pledges that for every tree it cuts down, it’ll plant two more in its place. As it points out, Christmas tree farms also offer a sanctuary for wildlife such as deer and birds. As well as helping out with the environment, the company also helps out a number of charities such as Great Ormond Street, Dog’s Trust and AgeUK by promising to donate a percentage of the every sale of a tree to them.
As well as helping out with the environment, the company also helps out a number of charities...
One of the main features of Green Elf Trees’ business model is that it hires out of work entertainers and musicians. The entertainment and music industry was of course badly affected by the effects of the pandemic, since those within them were unable to perform to crowds, making life difficult. The company wanted to lend a helping hand to those worst affected, so offered positions as delivery workers. So if you order off the website, you’ll likely to be given your tree by one of these musicians or entertainers.
So, having read all of this, you’re probably wondering exactly what kind of trees you can buy off the website’s shop. Well, in their FAQs, the company recommends one of two different tree types: Fraser and Nordmann. The Nordmann is apparently the most popular Christmas tree in the UK, and has low drop needles and comes in a number of sizes. The Fraser meanwhile is more expensive and described as more stylish and luxurious than the Nordmann, and also has low drop needles. The smallest size of Fraser has already sold out for this year.
There's also a number of accessories available, including decorations for your tree, candy canes, a stand, a wreath...
There’s also two more Nordmann varieties on sale, a smaller one for smaller spaces and a potted on that the website says can be regrown for next year. There’s also a number of accessories available, including decorations for your tree, candy canes, a stand, a wreath and a personalised greeting from one of their “elf” deliverers, aimed at younger kids. There’s also Christmas tree disposal bags, and a “responsible tree removal service”, where the company themselves will dispose your tree for you.
Choosing and bringing home a Christmas tree can be a lot of hassle, but Green Elf Trees is certainly an option to consider when the time rolls around. Not only do they emphasise sustainability, their support of struggling artists and charities allows you to embrace the spirit of Christmas knowing you’re contributing to a good cause.
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