Post by Joe Kerr Post by J. P. Gilliver (John) Post by BrritSki
Seems to be what you want...
Thanks; noted. But not _quite_ what I'm after: they do the delivery
bit, which is half of it, but I see no mention of them collecting
afterwards: it's a sale, not a rental.
I think I binned something the other day from a national charity
offering to collect Christmas trees. I think it was more likely for
disposal than nurturing until the next year, but presumably with an
element of income generating. I can't remember who it was and so far Mr
Google has let me down. Charities I have come in contact with in the
last couple of weeks would be British Heart Foundation, Alzheimer's,
Operation Smile, Crisis at Christmas, RSPB, Bowel Cancer, Age UK, and
maybe Carers UK. A Google for christmas tree collection brings up a
number of things that might be of interest.
Background: the folks I spend Christmas with like a real tree (being
blind, I guess the smell is nice for them). They are fortunate in that
the local authority has a tree dumping point very near their house. They
have in the past tried a pot tree, but been unable to keep it alive
through the summer - combination of not knowing too much about tree
care, and really only having a small south-facing yard, which I think
gets very hot in summer, and basically fried the tree. They like (as I
do) the idea of tree rental (where the company delivers a tree in a pot
in December, and takes it away in January), rather than a cut tree that
has to be thrown away.
I presume the council - and the charities you mention - take the dead
trees and turn them into chippings and fertilizer; fairly "green" I
suppose, but if we can avoid a tree having to be cut at all, we would
like that more.
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)***@T+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf
Sneering doesn't become either the human face or the human soul.
Professor Henry Higgins (in Pygmalion, by George Bernard Shaw)