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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Christmas Tree Time

This weekend we visited our favorite Christmas Tree Farm. Here's a photo of Dad and me with the tree that we chose.

We had a great time. I got to ride on the hay wagon. The tractor driver said that I was “sunshine on four legs!” I met a sweet little girl. She gave me lots of hugs.

Most people want to be environmentally friendly. Some worry that having a real Christmas tree will hurt the earth. A real Christmas tree can be a very good idea... if you recycle it.

When you recycle a Christmas tree, it will help the environment. Some places chop the trees for mulch. In our area, people use the trees to make a brushy fence. The fence is placed under the water in the Gulf of Mexico. It gives fish a place to live. It also keeps the beach from washing away.

I hope that you have a beautiful Christmas tree this year. If you choose a real tree, please be sure that it is green. Also, please be sure that you recycle it.

If you would like more information on Christmas tree recycling, go to http://www.christmastree.org/Recycle_start.pdf.

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