Please, as you read this, take to heart that it is important not to purchase or cut down a pine tree this Christmas, as the precious pine trees are in anguish. Please buy an artificial tree if a Christmas tree is needed in your home, church, or place of work. In the church, a creche is preferable as a Christmas symbol to the Christmas tree anyway, and pine boughs loosely gathered around a home or workplace are just as fragrant.
Please help local farmers and nurseries become aware of this urgency for protection of the pine forests, as we all need to protect these pine trees together. Additionally, we are working with ecologists on how to best save and fill in the young Christmas tree farms, and asking anyone in ownership of this type of tree forest to follow guidelines.
If we all gather together, we can prevent torment to this precious tree population!