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Grow your own Christmas trees in your yard

Rita and Christmas TreeIn the Seattle area, we have trees growing everywhere that look like Christmas trees. Years ago, I’d just pulled the little trees up as I was weeding. The evergreen trees, and maple trees, too, weren’t growing in the places where I’d want a tree.

Then, I started letting them grow. One year, I cut the tree in the photo that I’d let grow for a Christmas tree.

However, later, I met Deane Rimerman, a forester, and he said not to cut trees in your yard for Christmas trees. He recommended putting volunteer trees in pots and letting them grow. Then, later, they can be planted in a garden or in the forest. A great idea. Deane helps me now with my evergreen trees so they look bealtiful.

This year, since I’m not going to Madrid, I asked Deane to bring me a Christmas tree. Take a look at the tree in the video. It looks great.

So, that’s a idea for you in the future if you live in a place like I do where trees that look like Christmas trees abound. Put volunteer trees in pots and plant them elsewhere. In the era of climate change, we need all the trees we can get.


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