BENEFITS TO THE
While they are 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.
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.
In contrast, 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 discarding it, where it will
remain in a landfill centuries after disposal.