The Great Christmas Tree Massacre
12th January 2011
Every Christmas, we welcome a part of nature into our homes. We take a tree from the outside world, uproot it and invite it into the shelter and warmth of the urban environment. We adorn these green giants with decorations and lights, gaze at them in wonder and gather round with loved ones to celebrate the festive period. However, as the season of goodwill comes and goes they are thrown out with the rubbish and left rolling around in the street, ignored, unloved and awaiting a shredded fate. Christmas trees are strewn across the streets of London, everywhere from vast Norwegian spruces outside large office buildings to more sedate foliage out in the suburbs, like a Christmas tree massacre that we are all choosing to ignore.
Please spare a thought for this year’s unfortunate victims.
If you have any pictures of neglected trees, please e-mail them to us and we will update them on the blog.
Christmas Tree Collection in London
It is unsurprising to know that London produces more rubbish at Christmas than during any other time of year. Fortunately, many London boroughs offer free Christmas tree recycling. Not only is it economically friendly, it is good for the environment and very convenient for residents of London. A number of London councils, including Wandsworth, Lambeth and Southwark provide special tree recycling services at this time of year.
For more information on Christmas tree recycling in your borough, please click on the following links.