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Like every year, the City of Paris provides fir collection areas in public gardens, from which a delicious resinous smell emanates. This device is supposed to prevent careless Parisians from abandoning their Christmas tree in the middle of the street, which unfortunately happens too often.

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Placing your tree at these collection points is an ecological gesture because municipal agents recycle Nordmann and other spruce trees. The conifers are crushed and transformed into mulch, then used to protect the base of plants in Parisian public gardens.

This crushed material is all the more useful as it improves soil life, limits water evaporation and serves as an ecological weedkiller.

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Last year this gesture made it possible to recycle 114 conifers. In France 247 million Christmas trees are purchased before the holidays.

Fir collection areas are present until January 20. After this date, it is possible to dispose of your tree with household waste. It will be collected by dump trucks. However, if it measures more than 2,5 meters, the conifer must be cut in half.

 

Text: Katia Barillot

09.01.24

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