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Facts about Real Christmas Trees   Facts about Artificial Christmas Trees
Real TreesFact: Real Christmas Trees are grown on farms by hardworking American families and contribute greatly to local and regional economies in many rural regions of the United States.

Fact: Real Christmas Trees are just like all other trees; able to absorb harmful gases like carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases and real, live trees are a major source of oxygen as they release this important life-sustaining gas into the air. Also, live trees have a fragrance that is really incomparable to any other substitute.

Fact: A one-acre tract of Christmas trees can provide the daily oxygen requirement for 18 individuals! This means that our Christmas Tree farms are supplying a great deal of the oxygen! There are currently about 500,000 acres of Christmas trees in the United States; these tracts provide oxygen for approximately 9 million people daily. The younger, fast growing trees actually release more oxygen than the older, taller, more mature trees.

Fact: For every real tree harvested on the farm, another one is planted in its place to ensure a steady, supply of trees year after year. The field tracts of trees support animal life in the area and are a haven for turkeys, quail, songbirds, rabbits, and even deer, thus supporting and sustaining God's green Earth and it's beautiful creatures. Also, if you plant your tree outside after the holidays, balled and burlapped trees can protect your home and property from the wind, loud noises, dust, provide shade and dissipate foul odors.

Fact: Real Christmas Trees are a renewable, recyclable resource. After the holiday season, Real Trees can be chipped into mulch, which helps soil health in landscapes, parks, schools and on your property. Many communities host recycling programs for a short time after the holiday period ends.

Fact: Recycled Christmas Trees can play an important role in helping deter sand and soil erosion from beaches and river beds, thus protecting our water supply. Sometimes they are even sunk into lakes and ponds where they are an excellent home and feeding ground for native fish.

Fact: A real tree has never started a fire all on its own; fire hazards like candles, faulty Christmas lights and ornaments, and a fireplace are usually the fuel that starts the fire. If a tree has been properly cared for and precautions are taken to ensure that no open flames or heat sources are near it, it really is no more of a fire hazard than any piece of furniture in your home.
VS Artificial TreesFact: Fake Christmas Trees are cheaply made in countries like Korea, Taiwan, or China. Importing artificial trees from these countries has contributed to the enormous trade deficit issues that we have today.

Fact: Artificial Christmas Trees are made from various materials that are not exactly great for the environment, as most of these materials are nonrenewable plastics. The manufacturing process that goes into these petroleum based plastics require us to use a bit of our natural resources that, once gone, are lost forever. The manufacturing process can also create pollution, thus adding to an already evident problem.

Fact: The average lifespan of an Artificial Christmas Tree is actually only about 6 to 7 years. So much for that salesperson telling you that you will never need another tree! Eventually, most of the trees bought in a store lose their appeal, get damaged, and typically end up in landfills. Artificial trees are made from materials that are not biodegradable, therefore that fake tree will stay around in the landfill forever– much longer than your lifetime. It may be gone from your home and your mind, but it is still here causing problems for the Earth's environment.

Fact: The plastics and metal materials used to create artificial trees sometimes contain hazardous elements such as lead. Think about that tree just sitting in the landfill; it could contain lead, which we know to cause various health problems when it enters the body, and it will remain in the landfill forever.

Fact: Harmful, Asian wood-boring beetle species, three different species to be correct, have been noticed in Northern America. These Asian beetles were imported to our continent on the wooden trunks of cheaply made fake trees. If allowed to spread and populate, these insects could attack our native forests and the lumber in our homes!

Fact: Some consumers have suffered terrible allergic reactions to the man-made materials in their fake trees.

Fact: When a fake tree catches on fire, it releases dangerous toxic fumes from the chemicals in the materials of the fake tree. These toxic fumes are dangerous to your health and could linger after a fire. Have you assumed that fake trees are safer than real trees? According to the National Fire Protection Association, 28% of home fires involving a Christmas tree involved a fake, artificial tree. They do catch on fire!

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