The Christmas Tree Farm, 579 Prince Ave, Southend on Sea, SS0 0JJ
CHRISTMAS is only around the corner and lots of people are trying to find out how to rent a tree.
Brits have been urged by environmental campaigners, including actress Emma Thompson, to rent Christmas trees this year in a bid to help the environment.
You can nab a rented Christmas tree from Leigh Trees at our Christmas Tree Farm on Prince Avenue, the A127, just before Tescos, (Google: SS00JJ), ahead of the festive season.
With over seven million trees entering the landfill in the UK each year after the festive season, switching to a tree-borrowing service is one that is far kinder to the planet.
Millions of us in the run-up to Christmas spend weeks hunting down the perfect tree.
We know all you need to know about borrowing Christmas trees ahead of the festive season.
How to rent a Christmas tree?
Renting a tree works by simply borrowing it from a farm and then returning it once Christmas is over.
We are the company in your local area who offer the services and you can choose the tree you want to get your hands on at our A127 site or order online LeighTrees.co.uk stating your preference; tall & thin or full & fat.
Then, have it for Christmas, decorate it as usual and enjoy it in your home.
Once January comes around, you can drop it back off or we’ll pick it up then it’ll be replanted for next year.
We sell trees about £10 per foot then take a small deposit before you take it away.
You won’t be limited on the decorations you use by renting a tree, so don’t be afraid to go all out with the tinsel and lights this Christmas.
But if you leave your £15 deposit with them when you return your tree, you can even reserve the same specific tree for next year’s celebration.
Is it good for the environment?
Transporting and disposing of the cut trees is what has the greatest impact on the planet.
The Carbon Trust says a 2m-tall cut Christmas tree that ends up in landfill has a carbon footprint of 16kg.
One that is recycled produces about 3.5kg.
Meanwhile, a 2m-tall artificial tree has a carbon footprint of about 40kg.
Many councils will pick up real trees as green waste and send them for incineration or for shredding to make compost.
Despite this, the government estimates that the nation’s dumped Christmas trees still generate 160,000 tonnes of waste every year.
Renting a tree allows customers to virtually cancel out this problem.
N.B.It’s always a good idea to use tap water to keep your tree looking fresh.