Sustainable Forestry

Merchant Q&A: Sourcing Better Building Products

Many home improvement projects involve a trip to the lumber aisle. After all, building materials are the backbone of the home improvement industry.  Given all the innovation and growth in sustainability across the home improvement industry, one might wonder what is happening in the lumber aisle. Is the 2×4 of today any different than it …
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Sustainable Forestry

Merchant Q&A: Sourcing Better Building Products

For a lot of people, The Home Depot is synonymous with lumber. When they think of The Home Depot, they picture the big, orange, cantilevered racks stacked with wood products. After all, so many home improvement projects involve a trip to the lumber aisle. Recently, we sat down with Katie Hunt, Associate Merchant for Lumber …
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Sustainable Forestry

Christmas Tree Recycling: An Eco Action with a Big Impact

If you’re looking for ways to minimize your holiday carbon footprint, one good place to start is by making an environmentally friendly plan to dispose of your tree. It’s Christmastime, but it doesn’t really feel like the holiday season until you’ve put up your Christmas tree. If you prefer a live tree, you’re in good …
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Sustainable Forestry

Fresh-Cut Christmas Trees: From Their Family to Yours

The Home Depot is the nation’s largest seller of fresh-cut Christmas trees. Despite the enormity of the operation, it’s still possible to put a face with your holiday tree. If you happen to buy a Fraser fir from a Home Depot store in the Southeast, it’s possible that tree came from Sexton Farms, a fourth-generation, …
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Sustainable Forestry

Merchant Q&A: How The Home Depot Sources Fresh-Cut Christmas Trees

Every year between Thanksgiving and Christmas, The Home Depot sells millions of live Christmas trees to holiday shoppers. It’s an enormous production, one that involves a lot of cultivation and coordination by The Home Depot’s live goods team. As a leader of that team, Dan Stuppiello is actively involved in the growing of Christmas trees …
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Sustainable Forestry

Fresh-Cut Christmas Trees: From Their Family to Yours

The Home Depot is the nation’s largest seller of fresh-cut Christmas trees. Despite the enormity of the operation, it’s still possible to put a face with your holiday tree. That’s because The Home Depot sources trees from a network of growers, many of whom are family farms that work exclusively with The Home Depot. If …
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Sustainable Forestry

Merchant Q&A: How The Home Depot Sources Fresh-Cut Christmas Trees

Every year between Thanksgiving and Christmas, The Home Depot sells millions of live Christmas trees to holiday shoppers. It’s an enormous production, one that involves a lot of cultivation and coordination by The Home Depot’s live goods team. As a leader of that team, Dan Stuppiello is actively involved in the growing of Christmas trees …
6 min read

Carbon Emissions

Green Guide: Choosing a Holiday Tree

The Home Depot sells both fresh-cut and artificial trees, and each type of tree has its advantages. Likewise, no matter which you prefer, there are choices you can make that reduce the carbon footprint associated with your holiday tree. In fact, one of the most critical decisions you can make is not which tree you …
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