I just got a beautiful Christmas tree at Costco. They have what I initially thought was a great way to contain and transport our tree (and all others). It consisted of putting a plastic net over the entire tree.
It was great to tie down and get in the house, but once I started taking the netting off the tree I realized this huge ball of plastic netting would probably end up in the ocean or some other place where wildlife might try and eat it or get stuck in it.
So now I’m in the process of cutting the entire netting (which covered an 8-foot noble fir) into 2-inch strips. I don’t even know if the netting is biodegradable/recyclable (doubt it).
I don’t mind cutting the netting up to make it safer for our wildlife but am begging you to please, please, please get the word out ASAP while people are still buying trees to please remember to break down the netting!
Sherri Walsh, Rossmoor, Walnut Creek, Calif.
I appreciate you taking the time to alert us to that nasty netting.
While we’re on the subject, does anyone have any better suggestions for dealing with that nasty netting besides methodically cutting it up into smaller pieces? Please add your idea(s) in comments/reply below. Thanks for caring! /Gary