We live off our natural environment and we take good care of it. Therefore, it is completely natural for us to grow the trees in the most natural and environmentally friendly way possible. Our machinery is equipped with the latest technology, so that we can produce as precisely and efficiently as possible – this is to the benefit of nature.
Our CO2 account
Christmas trees absorb CO2 from the atmosphere, they use it in their life processes whereby it is converted to carbon. 1 hectare of land (10,000 m2) with Christmas trees binds approximately 13 tons of CO2 from the atmosphere. When a tree either rots or gets burnt, it emits the CO2 again. There is no additional CO2, but the tree functions as a kind of storage room, and when the tree is felled, the storage room ceases to exist. However, it’s not such a bad thing to fell the ‘storage room’, because the storage of CO2 that occurs in a Christmas tree plantation is constant. Even though some of the trees are felled, more new trees grow. That is what is so ingenious about forestry.
The forest, or the plantation, ensures that the CO2 storage room is rebuilt, and as long as the size of the area remains the same, the storage room will remain unchanged. Therefore, it makes no difference whether you fell a small or a large tree.
In fact, a felled tree can also benefit the overall CO2 account later on.
In the vast majority of cases, the Christmas tree is burned either at a recycling station, from where it goes to the district heating system, or burnt in one’s own wood-burning stove. If you do that, you are saving on the coal, oil and gas that would otherwise have to be burnt. This is another advantage.
The CO2 emitted by the felled tree when it is burnt is already in the CO2 account. Whereas coal, oil and gas creates new CO2, which increases the overall amount of CO2 in the atmosphere.