Saturday, December 25, 2010

NO Plastic Christmas Trees

My roommate, Lindsay, and I made an impromptu decision to buy a Christmas tree for our house.  As you can see, it's decorated in LED string lights and old lightbulbs that we decorated.

I've always been partial to real Christmas trees.  We've never had a fake Christmas tree, so maybe it's just out of habit, but there are tons of reasons that real Christmas trees are both better and better for the environment.

  • They smell delicious
  • Fake Christmas trees are made out of plastic and PVCs (polyvinyl chloride - the stuff that smells when you open a new plastic shower curtain or inflatable pool toys)
  • Christmas trees are grown all over the country (all 50 states), while most fake Christmas trees are made in China or Taiwan
  • Fake Christmas trees can't be recycled; Christmas trees are completely biodegradable
  • Christmas trees take an average of 7 years to grow to 6 feet - they are one of the fastest growing trees
  • In the US there are about 1 million acres dedicated to growing Christmas trees, which give off tons of (much needed) oxygen

Merry Christmas,

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for stopping by our blog! Now following you. I love the way real christmas trees smell!