At the Bristol Christmas Tree Shop we are committed to the sustainable farming of Christmas Trees. The cast majority of our Christmas Trees are grown very locally to Bristol in the Mendips. Real Christmas Trees can have environmental benefits:
A Farmed Crop
Christmas trees are grown as a horticultural crop. When a Christmas tree is cut down, it is replaced by several seedlings.
A Home for Wildlife
Real Christmas Trees can provide a home for wildlife
Most artificial trees are made in China, with the dual environmental impact of being made from plastic, PVC and metal, and then shipped overseas.
More information can be found on
Nature.org: Real vs. Fake—Which Christmas tree is better for the environment? (nature.org)
Soil Association: Real vs Fake Christmas Trees | Updated for 2022 | Soil Association
Soil Association: Sustainable Christmas in 2022 | 10 Top Tips | Soil Association
BBC: The overlooked benefits of real Christmas trees – BBC Future
Please properly dispose of your Christmas tree. St. Peters Hospice runs a collection service