Artificial vs. Natural Christmas Tree
No one can imagine Christmas without Christmas tree with its shining lights and colorful toys. Today more and more people are becoming environmentally-conscious and prefer using artificial trees instead of real ones since they have a lot of advantages.
First of all you don't need to buy an artificial Christmas tree every year; once bought it will serve you for many years, until you want to have a new one. Thus you will save your family budget.
Artificial tree doesn't leave any needles and doesn't create a mess when is taken out of the house like the real one. It doesn't require any watering for longstanding and is flame retardant. Plus there's a great variety of small, middle-size or high trees you may choose of.
Artificial tree is hypoallergenic because it doesn't smell, what is important for people sensitive to strong odors. And most important that using artificial tree you're saving the nature and thousands of trees, stumped for Christmas holiday every year.
But it also has its blank side. Artificial trees are produced with different metals and polyvinyl chloride, making them non-biodegradable and non-recyclable. That's why their decomposition will last hundreds of years.
In addition artificial Christmas tree assembling requires a lot of time and you should have a special utility room or garage for keeping it. But the main thing that prevents people from buying it is that it doesn’t fill the house with specific smell reminding about Christmas every time you step inside.
The abundance of tree recycling programs, conducted in USA, allows making a presumption that real Christmas trees are more environmentally-friendly than the artificial ones. After fulfilling their intended purpose real Christmas trees are reprocessed into mulch that is an excellent material used in gardening and landscaping.
More than 350 million of real Christmas trees cultivated on the special farms every year generate unbelievable amount of oxygen, absorbing carbon dioxide while these farms provide lots of working places and give support to the agronomy.