If you attended the annual Tree Lighting last night in Red Square, you may have noticed a few green practices. First, all the string lights on Red Square are the most efficient lighting possible, LED lights. Only the tree itself is not LED lights, and it’s due to the fact that all of last year’s lights were reused on the Christmas tree. The gold trim, and some decorations are also reused. And, after Christmas, the tree is composted, not landfilled.
Christmas Trees are one of the greatest aid to sustainable forestry. It may seem counter-intuitive that cutting a tree down is good for the environment, but it spurs replanting, and contact care for the land (and local farmers) who grow the trees.