After our beautiful pines have delighted us in December, they're destined for the scrap heap, needle-less and browning.
The UK discards between 6 and 7 million Christmas trees a year, according to the BCTGA. Once these pines have served their purpose, they’re thrown on landfill piles where they emit approximately 100,000 of tons worth of greenhouse gasses.
While there are more eco-friendly ways to dispose of trees, if you're looking for new ways to cut down on waste this year, why not buy a living potted tree that will continue to grow after Christmas. They can be kept inside as a houseplant or placed in a sheltered area of your garden.
Our tallest classic Christmas trees are just shy of 1m tall, but with a year of nurturing, they could be pretty impressive by next December!
Choose between neat conical pines, rustic wide-spaced spruces and smaller trees that can brighten up a desk or mantlepiece.