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Environmental Impact of Natural vs. Artificial Christmas Trees

General Considerations

Many variables must be taken into account when determining the environmental impacts of natural and artificial trees. Natural trees remove CO2 from the atmosphere while growing, but often stress the environment with fertilizer, pesticide, irrigation, and soil depletion. Artificial trees are typically shipped a much greater distance (e.g. from China), and require significantly more natural resources, but can be reused for many years. How a tree is grown or manufactured, the distance it is shipped, the lifespan, and method of disposal, are all important factors when evaluating the pros and cons of each tree type. Continue reading Environmental Impact of Natural vs. Artificial Christmas Trees