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Many discarded Christmas trees lined up along the curb.

“How did my seven-unit building produce ten dumped trees? Don’t ‘miracle of Christmas’ me, Brooklyn, you’ve got some explaining to do,” says playwright and keen-eyed New Yorker Mike Lew.

Any theories?

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Leafless street tree with colorful glass ornaments

The folks on Dresdenerstraße, a little street tucked away behind Kottbusser Tor in Berlin-Kreuzberg, have gotten up several of their currently leafless street trees with colorful baubles and ribbons. For once, Christmas finery isn’t reserved for the conifers.

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Many tied-up Christmas trees in a courtyard

Little tied-up Christmas trees wobbling around a Berlin hotel courtyard today, looking like so many skinny stockinged bank-robber heads.

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Outlines of seasonal urban plants appeared at Alexanderplatz station on a recent foggy morning.

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Crane lifts up large Christmas tree in plaza

Yesterday, artist Matt Maldre published this photo of an enormous Christmas tree jumping the gun, standing to attention over a month before Christmas. He wrote on his Instagram feed:

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What’s this? Could it really be a polar bear getting ready to eat a discarded Christmas tree? Indeed, our friend and faithful Urban Plants reader Phyllis alerted us to a strange and amazing January urban plant tradition that takes place each year in zoos all around Germany.

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Two red leaves from houseplant

Recently, I noticed that even my houseplant is losing leaves. As fall comes to a close, it seems to be happening in my apartment as well as outside. The Christmas season has arrived here too, meaning that our potted Norfolk Pine is having its annual star turn as a Christmas tree. It may look a bit odd, but it’s nice not to have to throw out a Christmas tree in January and the pine makes an amiable roommate during the rest of the year.

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