Keep A Living Christmas Tree

With the proper care and attention, the Christmas tree you bring into your home this year can be a living Christmas tree you uproot and transplant multiple times.



147 living christmas tree - woodcut, cover
If you're transplanting a wild tree with the intent of using it as a living Christmas tree, a small specimen will have a better chance of surviving the experience.
ILLUSTRATION: MOTHER EARTH NEWS STAFF
147 living christmas tree - stump cutting
Diagram shows method of harvesting second growth branches from a tree stump cut high enough to sustain them.
LAURIE GRACE
147 living christmas tree - branch and root pruning
Diagram shows method of trimming roots and pruning new growth so the tree confines its growth, making it easier to remove from the ground.
LAURIE GRACE

















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