Real Christmas trees have been deemed better for the environment than fake trees.
Real Christmas trees have been deemed better for the environment than fake trees, according to a study by a sustainability strategy firm, Ellipsos Inc.
Unless a fake tree is kept and used for 20 years or more, real trees are more environmentally-friendly, the study asserts.
For Oregon tree farms, which sell about $100 million in Christmas Trees every year, the bulk of them to California, the evidence supporting their product as a greener choice is welcome.
The Pacific Northwest Christmas Tree Association has been touting the environmental benefits of their real firs for years, highlighting the fact that many trees are grown in soil that won’t support other crops in addition to their benefits as a producer of oxygen.
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