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Dec. 27, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Turning Christmas Trees Into Salmon Habitat

Why are a bunch of sport fishermen collecting used Christmas trees this year? They're planning to give them to coho salmon by placing them in coastal streams, where the trees provide protection from predators and a food source. Continue reading →

Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, Green Christmas trees, Salmon, Outside The Box Stars


Dec. 12, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

10 Shades Of Green Christmas Trees

There are many shades of green Christmas trees and no official green meter to gauge which one is the greenest. You can decorate a fake tree, a farmed tree, a wild tree, a living tree, a tree delivered by bike, a potted plant, a cut invasive plant, or maybe just a tree in your yard. Here’s a list of options, along with some of the environmental benefits and drawbacks. Which do you prefer? Continue reading →

Filed under: Sustainability, Agriculture, Green Christmas trees


Dec. 27, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

How to turn your Christmas tree into salmon habitat

Wetlands restoration expert Doug Ray of Carex Consulting loves old, brown Christmas trees. Continue reading →

Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, Green Christmas trees, Salmon


Dec. 19, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Everlasting Christmas trees: You cut them down, and they grow back

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Filed under: Agriculture, Green Christmas trees, Permaculture


Dec. 14, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

What it takes to grow organic Christmas trees

Almost all the Christmas tree crops in the U.S. – 99 percent, according to Oregon State University's extension service – are grown using some kind of chemical inputs. Continue reading →

Filed under: Agriculture, Green Christmas trees


Dec. 13, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

10 shades of green Christmas trees

I've immersed myself in discussions about green Christmas trees over the past few days, and I'm amazed by the wide array of options. There's no official green meter to gauge which one is the greenest. But here's a quick list of the various shades of green, along with some of the environmental benefits and potential drawbacks: Continue reading →

Filed under: Sustainability, Green Christmas trees



About Ecotrope

In the Pacific Northwest, the environment is personal - it's where we live, work and play. Oregon Public Broadcasting's Ecotrope will bring you news and insight on the region’s environmental issues. Site curator Cassandra Profita is an award-winning reporter with degrees in journalism and environmental studies.

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