REAL POTTED TREE
Pot-grown Christmas tree, from £29.99, dobbies.com POT-GROWN trees can be kept in the garden, and brought inside each December.
‘Anything you can reuse is good,’ says Emma Priestland, a Friends of the Earth campaigner. ‘Choose one with a big pot, to make sure roots are established, which will keep it going.’
However, you’ll only get eco brownie points if you keep it alive past Christmas, so get it used to a warmer temperature by sitting it in a shed or outhouse for a few days before it enters your home.
Do the same before it returns to the garden. Water it daily and keep it away from radiators and fireplaces, to avoid it drying out.
LOOKS: 4½/5 ECO-FRIENDLINESS: 5/5 SCORE: 9½/10