The use of artificial Christmas trees may be taking in quite a number of criticisms but on the other side of the equation, it is doing the live trees a big favor. We are all aware that tradition calls for most people to chop down authentic pine trees each year as a symbol of celebrating Christmas the right way. However, outside the usual problems people have to consider such as cleaning and one time use only, artificial trees have become economical and also saviors to the deforestation problems we often hear of.
So the next time around, check out both sides of a coin before placing artificial substitutes under fire. There is really more than simple business interest in turning to them. There are green alternatives that will really save the day for mother earth.
(Source) More and more often, however, that green tree being celebrated is fabricated. The debate rages on: Is a real Christmas tree or a fake one better for the environment?
“I’m not the greenest person in the world, but the thought of cutting down trees each year doesn’t seem right,” says Margaret Petrucelli, a mother of three young children who purchased an artificial tree last year.