Culture Holidays It's a Floating Christmas Tree By Lloyd Alter Design Editor University of Toronto Lloyd Alter is Design Editor for Treehugger and teaches Sustainable Design at Ryerson University in Toronto. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Lloyd Alter Updated October 11, 2018 Video screen capture. Xplore Share Twitter Pinterest Email Culture History Travel Sustainable Fashion Art & Media Holidays Community Here is a nice idea: a floating Christmas tree. The "tree" is made from old fishing nets attached to a mast, which we planted in a leaky old boat. Weborrowed a dinky little outboard and set out in the dead of night to surprise some early morning surferson Venice Beach. Floating Christmas Tree Project from Xplore on Vimeo. From the gang at Xplore, who include David de Rothschild of Plastiki fame.