“The gardeners among us might want to replant their tree to use again year on year.” (

This works best if you’ve left the roots attached; they’re not quite like carrot tops.



“The first artificial trees were made in response to the loss of pine forests in Germany. Goose feathers dyed green imitated the green needles.” (

This could explain why Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) plans to cull barnacle geese on Islay (

But your goose is as good as mine.
Happy Solstice.