Ancient and Honorable Norfolk Pine Celebrates its 19th Christmas

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Beth Taylor was drawn to a recent Letter to the Editor about celebrating a ‘Green Christmas’ on The Bedford Citizen and its photo of a Norfolk Pine as a holiday tree.

“They are fun to own,” Taylor wrote. “We have a long-lived [Norfolk Pine], now 8 1/2 feet tall, which has been our Christmas tree for at least 19 years.

“Actually it is decorated for every holiday,” Taylor continued. “Easter eggs, Halloween webs, ghosts, spiders, 4th of July flags, red, white and blue, and Valentines’ Day hearts!” It is indeed the same plant that visited St. Paul’s Episcopal Church when Pastor Frank Fornaro created a beautiful floral green Lenten display in the church’s sanctuary. Editor’s Note: Incidentally, that Letter to the Editor came from St. Paul’s Green Team!

“Looking for new ways to spread cheer and celebrate the season is a good challenge for all of us this year,” wrote Taylor.  “I hope the letter inspired some to reuse and repurpose or share the abundance that we seem to have.

“Merry Christmas!”


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