No trees were destroyed in the making of these recycled branch chandeliers. They were made using recycled branches and twigs that were picked up off the ground. That’s right, branches that had fallen naturally to the ground. So even though these large chandeliers are brown in color they are green because they are recycled and repurposed. No man made materials here as these lights are biodegradable and good for the planet. But these branches and twigs did come from a living tree at one time.
Recycled Branch Chandeliers
Trees have been on this planet longer than man. There are records that keep track of the longest living trees. The current record holder for an individual tree is the Great Basin Bristlecone Pine which can be found in both the state of California and Nevada. They are estimated to be more than five millennia old. In less scientific terms that means 5,000 years old. Scientists also keep track of clonal colonies in which there is a large forest of a specific species of trees. No individual tree may be remarkably old but the forest, or organism as a whole, is thought to be very old. A colony of 47,000 Quaking Aspen trees covering over 100 acres in Utah is considered to be one of the oldest and largest organisms in the world. It is estimated at more than 80,000 years old. That’s not in dog years. Unfortunately, these colonies are rare making it more important to protect our trees and recycle whenever possible. That’s why we like these recycled branch chandeliers so much. Plus they look great too. Go green.