Choosing a Holiday Tree…or not to cut

Jackson, Debbie
December 2010
New York State Conservationist;Dec2010, Vol. 65 Issue 3, p12
The article ponders on whether an artificial Christmas tree or a real tree is a better environmental choice. Many people prefer artificial trees because they are less expensive, require less care and may be better for those with allergies. The author urges people considering artificial trees to try to reduce their carbon footprint by buying locally made trees and to dispose of them properly. Information on how to reuse and recycle real trees is also provided.


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