Choosing a Holiday Tree to cut…

Van Duyne, Gloria
December 2010
New York State Conservationist;Dec2010, Vol. 65 Issue 3, p10
The article presents the author's views on why cutting a live Christmas tree is more beneficial to the environment than getting an artificial Christmas tree. Aside from being a renewable resource, trees provide habitat to many species and cutting them responsibly reportedly does no harm to the environment. Christmas trees grown in tree farms provide many benefits to the environment including prevention of soil erosion, slowing water runoff and filtering rain and snow. Tree farms prevent pollution and contribute to the local economy.


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