Live Trees May Bring Home More than Holiday Cheer

Posted by Trish Riley, November 25, 2009

Consider decorating a living tree in your yard for the holidays instead of cutting one for a few weeks of cheer. You can collect pine trimmings for wreaths and garlands to bring the fresh scent of pine into your home instead – as long as your family isn’t allergic to it!

About one in ten people are allergic to mountain cedar pollen, and these trees release their pollen just at the time you’d be bringing them indoors to decorate. If someone in your home is allergic to mountain cedar pollen, they’re in for weeks of sneezing and sniffling.

via Live Trees May Bring Home More than Holiday Cheer.