christmas trees

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A 13-foot lighted candy cane, Rudolph, and his eight "Volkswagen" reindeer will surround a 16-foot tree made of giant plastic teeth in downtown Northville to help people get in the holiday spirit as the pandemic continues for a second Christmas in a row.

WEMU's Lisa Barry talks to Dr. Bill Demray of Preservation Dental about his latest idea to connect to the community with a larger than life outdoor art installation.

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Ypsilanti Township provides curbside Christmas tree disposal service to its residents but arrangements must be made ahead of time.  

City of Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor residents currently have four drop-off sites available to them to discard their Christmas trees.  

Bert Cregg
Michigan State University, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources /

Finding the right Christmas tree for your home is always a big part of the holiday season.  But which type of tree is better for the environment--real or artificial?  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair tries to settle this debate with Michigan State University horticulture professor Dr. Bert Cregg.

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What to do with all of your holiday waste?  In this week's Issues of the Environment David Fair gets the best tips from Christine Chessler-Stull, Recycle Ann Arbor's Outreach and Zero Waste Coordinator.

Issues of the Environment

Dec 12, 2012

The "green" pros and cons of real and artificial Christmas trees.  MSU Horticulture and Forestry professor Dr. Bert Cregg is our guest on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.