Everyone is asking which is more eco-friendly, Real or Fake Christmas trees.

Here are some interesting points regarding real Christmas trees…
courtesy of ChristmasTree.org

* Around 98% of Real Christmas Trees are grown on farms throughout all 50 states and Canada.
These trees are planted to be harvested, just as corn is cultivated for harvest.
* The Christmas Tree industry in the United States employs more than 100,000 Americans
(part- and full-time). Meanwhile, 85% of fake trees are made by factory workers in China.
* Every acre of Christmas Trees grown produces the daily oxygen requirement for 18 people.
With approximately 500,000 million acres of trees, 9 million people a day are supplied with
oxygen thanks to these trees.
* Real Christmas Trees support life by absorbing carbon dioxide and other greenhouse
gases; they also stabilize soil, protect water supplies and provide a refuge for wildlife.
* For each Real Christmas Tree harvested, up to three new seedlings are planted in its place.
The debate lives on…but this makes me feel better about having a real tree in my house. I just can’t give up the real smell of the Christmas tree! Just remember to recycle your tree, most local communities have drop off locations to repurpose the trees as mulch and more.