Sustainability & Our Trees
What's the most eco-friendly option for a Christmas tree?
If you're looking for an environmentally conscious option, we can help. You want to avoid plastic versions, which can leave between 2 and 10 times as much of a carbon footprint as real tree. According to Friends of the Earth, "locally grown real trees are the best option if you can get one." We're selling sustainably grown trees from West Lothian, making Caring Christmas Trees an option that's good for the planet and for people.
Where do you get your trees from?
Our tree supplier is Country Business, who grow over a million trees in Harburn Estate, West Lothian.
What type of tree can I buy?
We sell Nordman Firs, the most popular type of tree in the UK. Each one is graded for quality and you'll only be getting the best through Caring Christmas Trees.
What about plastic netting?
Netting is a necessity for the safe transportation of the trees. We care about the environment, however, so we've bought oxo-biodegradable netting for use on all of our collection sites.
All my needles fell off!!
Our trees are harvested in a way that should ensure the needles don't drop off. However, a very small amount of trees may experience a phenomenon in which all the needles drop off, all at once, once you've removed the netting. In the extremely unlikely event this happens to you, just give us a call and we'll organise a replacement.