Now That's a Tree!


For the second year in a row, Greig Howe has created a seasonal spectacle with his 50' Christmas tree.  The 15 mile drive from the Forestry Commission to his home turned a lot of heads since he towed it behind his tiny blue G-Wiz electric car!  Once home, the fir was to be part of an elaborate illusion.  More to the story and pictures at the link.

Link.  -via The Cellar IotD | Photo: Bournemouth News & Picture Service

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Trees grow back, abdulhamid. Chances are good he didn't cut it out of a healthy forest.

That said, I'm a firm believer in fake trees myself and I've been embroiled in an ongoing argument with my boyfriend about the relative carbon footprint of cutting and hauling fresh trees every year as opposed to the one time manufacture (out of metal and petroleum) and transportation of a tree that may last more than a decade.

Mine is fantastic looking and I couldn't be more happy with it personally.
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The silly man drives a tiny electric car because maybe he thinks he is reducing his "carbon footprint", or some such superstition.

---Then he chops down a 50' tree, which, if left standing would have eliminated much more carbon in the atmosphere in the long run than that ridiculous toy.
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