A Picture story on abandoned Xmas trees
As so many people bought a tree to look at during xmas time and then in the new year throw them outside to be picked up by the garbage men or let nature take over. I thought it would be interesting to take a closer look at this strange habit.
I made a reportage of some of the abandoned trees I found lying around (so many) in the area where I live. Most of the time I used double exposure.
With in my mind a question saying:
Why do people want to have a tree in their home and slowly watch it dying? What is the purpose behind such a thing. Do they not realize the time and beauty it takes for a tree to grow? Why would you let it be chopped down, look at it for a month, and then throw it away? It just does not make any sense to me.
sign says; Also here dogs should be on a leash
Note: A garbage man drives by on the main road. In the street around the corner, 2 min.later, I find a sign saying: Don’t leave your tree lying around. And mind you, it also says: if you return a ‘used’ tree, you can even win a prize..
Note: woman catching a tree, hanging on a wire coming from a third floor window and putting it with the trash outside.
The life of a Xmas tree
Belinda Claushuis 2013