One of the things that depresses me most after the holidays is seeing all the discarded live Christmas trees curbside. Other than the mess, that could be a reason why I prefer artificial trees. Real trees look so pitiful just lying there, another victim of our disposable society. Once it’s past it’s useful life, we dispose of it. On the bright side, my hope is that these trees will be recycled into mulch or something beneficial. Just don’t get me started on any ornaments that may have accidentally been left behind.