Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Real vs Fake

If you're part of the debate of a real or artificial Christmas tree (due to environmental reasons), here's a tidbit of info for those of you still on the fence:

A real tree can be an environmental choice this Christmas. For every tree harvested at a tree farm, another 10 are planted to ensure a crop every year; and one acre of Christmas trees on a farm will produce enough oxygen to support about 18 people and remove up to 13 tonnes of airborne pollutants per year. Although Christmas trees have been a problem for landfills in the past, many municipalities now chip them for mulching material. If your town doesn't recycle, use the branches and needles for mulch in your garden.

3 comments:

myrna_weblog said...

Oprah's show the other day was about being "Green" and they had holiday tips for being nicer to the environment - one of them was to get a REAL tree :) I just love real Christmas trees.

Anonymous said...

We also love a Real tree although we do have a fake one :-)

Anonymous said...

I get a real tree every year because I just love the smell and it reminds me of Christmas when I was a child.