The Wollemi pine is so old it is often referred to as a ‘living fossil’. Photo: ideonexus.
A more sustainable option would be to use native alternatives such as Wollemi or Cypress pines. Wollemi pines are one of the rarest and most ancient tree breeds on earth. By buying one from the trust set up to conserve them, you’ll be contributing to the conservation of the tree in the wild. You’ll also have a beautiful live plant that you can bring back into your home year after year.
A tree that gives backYou might also want to source a tree that gives back to the community. Check out this list of organisations that are selling trees to raise funds for their charity or community group.
This Christmas tree is made entirely from decorations. Photo: GreenMoxie.