This time every year, thousands of us go out and purchase a tree to decorate for the Yule. After the Yule what do we do with it? In the case of artificial trees, we pack them up and put them in the attic for next year. In the case of cut trees, they end up in the landfill (actually, back when I lived in Santa Cruz the members of the Pagan alliance there used to keep their trees and other greenery in the backyard until Imbolc, then we’d cart this very dry stuff down to the beach and make a bonfire out of it. It was glorious!).
This year, I propose that we all purchase live trees (in a pot – in soil). After the secular New Year is over, we can truck these down to our nearest National Forest or Park and replant them (check with local officials first of course).
Of course, in our area here, a Coast Redwood (Sequoia Sempervirons) would be the ideal choice.
Worlds tallest living Xmas Tree (a Coast Redwood)- Ferndale CA 2017