Who wants a Green Christmas?

Oh wonder of wonders, mAdgA, the land artist of Clegyr Boia, http://clegyrboia.wordpress.com/  has inspired this post with her writing and photos about trees. Yes, TREES. As I read the information she shares on her blog, I thought about all the trees that will be cut down and trussed up for the forthcoming Christmas holy day–or not so holy day, but more accurately,  corporate profit day. Then I wondered what if everyone gave gifts of trees to PLANT instead? What if, instead of tons of overly packaged plastic junk people exchanged living plants and trees? What if we gave each other gifts of seeds, trees, flowers and other plants that could be used to literally green our individual living spaces? As mAgdA shares on her blog, one does not need a lot of space for creating a garden of earthly delights—pots can support all sorts of plants and trees.  Instead of cutting down evergreen trees en masse for decorating why not decorate a living tree with its roots still in the earth?  What better gifts could we give each other on this Earth that is rapidly being deforested?

Tree of the World


  Tree of the World



  1. slpmartin said,

    December 3, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    Excellent idea…but alas most folks have been programmed to ‘want’ things seen on tv and the web.

  2. clegyrboia said,

    December 3, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    YES a brilliant idea
    The tree you get for that special tree-day you can put in a perfect pot and bring it in for a few days every year to celebrate or better decorate it outside in place where you can see it from the house.

    WhiteBuffalo what a beautiful picture of a tree of life BRILLIANT

    i feel at once so much more positive about these climate talks elsewhere in the world

    thank you BEDANKT

  3. chriscaff said,

    December 3, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    What wonderful thoughts. I am with you. Too much plastic, too little regard for our precious planet. We can all do more. I do give living plants as gifts, take cuttings and give them away, but I don’t need Christmas as an excuse. The trees I saw today clothes in ice and snow looked far more Christmassy than any store bought one!

  4. souldipper said,

    December 4, 2010 at 2:27 am

    Even better than something hand made!

  5. Meg said,

    December 4, 2010 at 3:27 am

    I LOVE this drawing. beautiful.

  6. eremophila said,

    December 4, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    A great post. Perhaps it will awaken those who are dozing about what is happening on the planet.

  7. artistatexit0 said,

    December 5, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    Great idea…planting trees is what is needed to help fix the carbon in our atmosphere. I feel exchanging plants and heirloom fruit and veggie seeds is a gift that does keep giving.

  8. artistatexit0 said,

    December 5, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    Also…I like your drawing too! I’m often struck by the similarity of the branches above with the roots below as forms.

  9. lesliepaints said,

    December 6, 2010 at 3:39 am

    Love your “Tree of the World”, Eva. Looks like it is moving and swirling its energy about! Wonderful idea about gifting trees.

  10. December 6, 2010 at 4:38 am

    Glad everyone likes this idea of giving green things as gifts. Could make it an interesting “holy day” time for anyone who shares such presents. Appreciate your comments about “Tree of the World”. Merci.
    Peace to everyone.

  11. December 6, 2010 at 11:17 am

    Agreed! Stop chopping them down! And beautiful artwork yet again 🙂

  12. lynnwiles said,

    December 7, 2010 at 2:35 am

    Beautiful energy-scape and beautiful idea.

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