The Perfect Tree – Inspired by Recycling

Every year I get so upset about the dead trees mid January lining the sidwalks in body bags.

January trees being prepped for the graveyard.

I decided to start a little side company, partly because I needed an inspiring side project and partly to do something helpful and beautiful. I came up with a gilt free (I am Jew-ish) alternative, and “The Arbory” ways born. Machine cut trees which fold up flat, 100% recycled, 100% recyclable. They unfold, hinge together easily and are clean and modern looking even undecorated. I didn’t even realize at the time what a great project it would be for kids, and they ended up being my most enthusiastic clients.

The Arbory trees decorated at Antlre Inc. headquarters.

Piles of recycled cardboard before we cut out the trees.

All of The Arbory trees were cut by machines running on solar power.

Jackie - The 1985 diesel Antlre company "delivery vehicle".

We loaded up the benzo and set up shop on a street corner.

Sarah Snyder and I working the corner in our matching outfits selling trees and listening to Jimi Hendrix.

We have done it for 2 years now and each year it gets better but I have to say, there is nothing better than receiving a picture like this.

Don’t forget to recycle your tree!

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  1. Hi!

    I have a tree I bought in Mill Valley in a store that’s out of business.

    I’m wondering if you made it. Everyone who see’s my tree wants to own one; did you make it? About a foot and a half tall.. A redwood, although there were other shapes. I can sent you a picture (if I have a place to send it).

    I’d like to find another for my daughter’s baby shower. Thanks for any information you can provide.

    Beverly Anello

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