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 crop. To ensure a constant supply, Christmas Tree growers plant one to three new seedlings for every tree they harvest.
On the other hand, artificial trees are a petroleum-based product manufactured primarily in Chinese factories. The average family uses an artificial tree for only six to nine years before throwing it away, where it will remain in a landfill for centuries after disposal.
- Smithsonian.com shares ways to make your holidays eco-friendly by using a Real Christmas Tree.
- TreeHugger.com gives tips for selecting a "green" Christmas Tree
- The American Forests organization also supports the growth and use of Real Christmas Trees for many reasons.
- According to an article in Newsweek, experts recommend that you should "always go real."
- Focus Organic.com reminds consumers that choosing a Real Tree is not going to harm forests, making it a wise environmental choice.
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