Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Buying a real tree this Christmas?

If you've got your heart set on a real Christmas tree this year, why not consider one that can give something back?

Christmas Forest has pledged that for every tree it sells, one will be planted in Burkina Faso – the world's third poorest country – through Tree Aid.

Miranda Spitteler, Chief Executive of Tree Aid, explained: "For a family in Africa, growing a tree could mean housing, food, fuel, medicine, and even money from selling the things growing on it."

The Christmas trees sold are also sustainably sourced. Remember it's easy to avoid your old tree ending up in landfill after Twelfth Night. Residents can leave trees next to their brown bin on regular collection days.

Alternatively, take it to the household waste and recycling centre in Islington or Waltham Forest. They can also be collected the Council's FREE bulky waste service.

Christmas Forest in Stoke Newington Rd until 24 Dec. Call: 07929 255 232, or visit: www.christmasforest.co.uk. For a bulk waste collection, call: 020 8356 6688


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