THE CIRCLE OF LIFE
The environmental impact of deciding to celebrate your Christmas with a real tree is significant. A real tree spends around 8 years growing in the field before it is harvested. So instead of being manufactured, a real tree converts CO2 into Oxygen, provides a habitat for wild life, and keeps large tracts of open spaces green across the region. And unlike artificial alternatives, when you are done with a real tree, it is 100% recyclable and 100% biodegradable.
We are constantly looking for ways to ensure a complete circle of life for our trees and the recycling will turn them into woodchip to which we add farmyard manure and special bacteria to accelerate the composting process and then use it as a soil improver around the 20,000 young trees we plant each year.
The biodegradable tree netting we are trialling in the field is plant derived plastic and is typically sourced from renewable plants such as corn starch, sugar cane or sugar beet pulp.
We are determined to maintain our position as a leading environmentally friendly grower with more than 25 years’ experience in the business and have also replaced plastic bags in our Christmas Barn with paper alternatives.
We are constantly looking to improve the sustainability of our business and have invested in specialist machinery to tend our trees with minimum impact on the environment. We use modern tractors to minimise damage to the soils when harvesting and are constantly working to reduce our carbon footprint. Our growing methods are evolving to improve our soil management, build up soil carbon and improve the soil nutrient levels so we have healthy and strong crops.
All of our Christmas trees are grown within 2 miles of our Christmas Barn at Wigginton Lodge
OUR RECYCLING SERVICE
First two weekends in January
9am – 3pm
Christmas Barn, Wigginton Lodge, Wigginton Road, York, YO32 2RH
Please remember to remove all tinsel, decorations, plastics and any pots or stands before you bring the tree to us.
Don’t forget to bring your “recycle voucher” with you as you will need to show this when you drop the tree off.