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. Christmas trees are often grown on soil that doesn’t support other crops
Christmas tree growers plant one to three new seedlings for every tree they harvest. Artificial trees on the other hand are a petroleum-based product manufactured in factories. The average family uses an artificial tree for only six to nine years before throwing it away, where it will remain in a landfill for centuries after disposal.
Real Christmas trees are biodegradable, meaning they can be easily reused or recycled for mulch and other purposes. Learn about the many ways that Real Christmas trees are being recycled and reused in communities nationwide.