Why wouldn’t you want to celebrate Christmas with a fresh-smelling, real Christmas tree picked out by your whole family instead of a dusty, fake tree picked up at big-box store?
Artificial Christmas Trees – What You Should Know
Artificial trees are a petroleum-based product manufactured primarily in Chinese factories by laborers who are paid very low wages.
In addition – the polyvinyl chloride (PVC) used in most artificial Christmas trees has been boycotted by many environmental groups and many fake trees also may contain unsafe amounts of lead.
The average family uses a fake Christmas tree for only six to nine years before throwing it away, where it will remain in a landfill indefinitely.
That’s a pretty hefty, long-term environmental burden.
Real Christmas Trees Benefit the Environment
While they’re growing, REAL Christmas Trees support life by absorbing carbon dioxide and other gases and emitting fresh oxygen.
The farms that grow Christmas Trees stabilize soil, protect water supplies and provide refuge for wildlife while creating scenic green belts.
Often, Christmas Trees are grown on soil that doesn’t support other crops.
Real Christmas Trees Are Renewable
Real Christmas Trees are grown on farms just like any other agricultural crop. To ensure a constant supply, Christmas Tree growers plant one to three new seedlings for every tree they harvest.
Christmas Tree Recycling
Real Christmas Trees are biodegradable, which means they can be easily reused or recycled for mulch and other purposes.
Real Christmas Trees Help Preserve Green Spaces
Real Christmas Trees are often grown on soil that does not support other crops.
Ask a Christmas Tree Farmer!
If have questions about real Christmas trees that are left unanswered, we invite you to come & visit our farm.
We would be happy to answer any questions you have about the benefits of real Christmas trees and the hazards of fake trees – and how a REAL Christmas Tree is a better choice!