Return to Nature! —> REAL Christmas Trees benefit the environment
REAL Christmas Trees are renewable
REAL Christmas Trees are recyclable
Where do REAL trees come from and how does Christmas tree farming affect the environment?
There are approximately 25-30 million Real Christmas Trees sold in the U.S. every year, and there are approximately 350 million Real Christmas Trees currently growing on Christmas Tree farms in the U.S. alone, all planted by farmers. Oklahoma grown Christmas trees take at least 5 years to reach a marketable height, and during this time, REAL Christmas trees absorb carbon dioxide and other gases and emit fresh oxygen. These trees would not exist if not planted by hardworking Christmas Tree farmers. Christmas Tree farms stabilize the soil, support complex eco-systems, and of course, farm-grown Christmas trees can be recycled and return their nutrients back to the soil.
Where do fake trees come from and how do they affect the environment?
A vast majority of artificial trees in the U.S. are imported from China.
Artificial trees are a petroleum-based product manufactured primarily in Chinese factories. The average family uses a fake tree for only 6-9 years before throwing it away, where it will remain in a landfill for centuries. Click here to visit the National Christmas Tree Association’s website for a comparison of REAL and artificial trees.