Looking for a greener Christmas tree this year? Tired of the old Cut-Tree-Versus-Plastic-Tree debate? Critics of cut trees hate to see beautiful old pine trees get chopped down for a few mere weeks of decoration, but opponents of plastic trees have just as many green gripes about plastic trees: almost all plastic Christmas trees are made in China – and usually with lead, PVC, and other not-very-nice chemicals. That’s why we are super excited this year to discover a unique, eye-catching, eco-friendly alternative to the traditional holiday evergreen: Buro North’s stunning CNC-milled plywood tree.
Plywood X-mas trees from Buro North can be used year after year and pack up flatter than any other artificial tree on the market. Made with low energy CNC routing and designed for minimal waste, the tree snaps together in a cinch. It has plenty of hooks and knobs for hanging ornaments or garland, and you won’t have to water it or vacuum under it every day. In a Comparative Life Cycle Assessment the Buro North plywood tree will have 80% less impact on the earth than traditional Christmas trees over 5 years.
The tree comes in three sizes ranging from tabletop decor to a full standing X-mas display. Like any artificial tree, using it only for a year or two isn’t very sustainable when considering the manufacturing and shipment involved. But hold on to it for 10 or 15 years, and trees all over the world will be thanking you. You’ll have to wait until next season though — these designer CNC trees are so in demand that Buro North is completely sold out of this year’s lot of plywood Christmas trees!