Christmas Trees for (Almost) Free in Ithaca, NY - at Greensprings Natural Cemetery
Please don't get the wrong idea here folks, cemeterys are not the usual real estate blog post topic; or when they are, they are the butt of bad jokes.
But this is for real, you can find and cut for yourself, a lovely Norway Spruce tree, and have it loaded on a horse drawn cart to be taken to your car in the parking lot, this Saturday from 11 am - 2pm at Greensprings Natural Cemetery. Their website "naturalburial.org" can give you a bit more background on them and what they are about. To be honest, I had never heard of them before seeing the small blurb in the Ithaca Jornal about their tree cutting day, but of course, it makes sense - they promote the use of natural decomposing materials, when making burial arrangements for a loved one. Seems like a great idea to me, I was figuring on cremation myself, but if I were going into the ground, I'd want to be just as useful as I try to be in life! Help a new tree grow by adding your cells to the mix ;-)
Okay, on to the details: call 564-7577 for questions and more information, or drive over to 293 Irish Hill Rd. on Saturday between 11-2pm, pick your tree and go! Donations are welcome, but not required. You will be helping them control what has now turned into an mini-invasion of this species of tree on the burial grounds, so it's a definite win-win! Plus, hot cocoa, tea and cookies? I'm sold!
Reporting from Ithaca, NY on a bright but cold winter day!
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