Real Tree? Fake Tree? There’s A Difference!
Having a real, fragrant, and freshly trimmed Christmas tree makes any home merry and bright during the holidays. Nothing compares to soft, green, and sweetly scented needles that hold up your heirloom ornaments and dazzling lights. However, the growing trend of buying the more expensive plastic Christmas trees is starting to creep up on Christmas tree tradition.
There’s a reason why these evergreen trees are the staple of the season. Before deciding on one or the other, take a look at the benefits and comfort that real trees offer during the most wonderful time of the year!
Place of Origin
|Christmas Tree Farms||85% from China|
|Farm grown, creating complex ecosystems||Manufactured in factories that consume natural resources|
|Citrus, sweet, evergreen||None|
|Carbon Neutral, biodegradable||Made from petroleum by-product, sometimes contain lead, and are non-biodegradable|
|Re-purposed, turned into mulch or used for fish and wildlife habitats||Can NOT be recycled and end up in landfills|
Real Christmas Trees Are Locally Sourced
Buying a real tree supports local Christmas tree plantation growers and workers. On the other hand, buying a fake tree could mean buying a foreign-manufactured plastic tree.