Sunday, November 16, 2014

Urban Roots repurposes Christmas trees

Urban Roots, 428 Rhode Island St., will begin its fifth annual Living Tree Donation Program this week. Residents can choose from nine spruce and fir varieties, with their roots intact, from $60-$75 and use them in their homes for 10-14 days. The living tree can then be replanted in the buyer's yard or returned to Urban Roots for reforestation.  All returned trees will be donated to Buffalo Olmsted Parks, Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo, or Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper. Urban Roots employee Claire Collie, left, helps care for the gardening center's living trees. By Laney Hill and Stephanie Vogel