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Real vs. Artificial Christmas Trees
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Christmas tree, O Christmas tree! How lovely are thy branches!
As the holiday season draws nigh, families encounter an annual
decision of real vs. artificial Christmas trees. Should we break
down this year, and buy an artificial one? Or keep the tradition
of bringing a live, prickly, piney Christmas tree that fills the
house with holiday scents and cheer? Can the same Christmas atmosphere
be procured from an artificial tree?
Well, it is true, the debate over real vs. artificial Christmas
trees raises many questions and has varying answers, depending on
your own values and desires. As you are decorating your household
for the Christmas season, think about these issues that pertain
to real vs. artificial Christmas trees.
Artificial Christmas trees
· No dried, prickly needles to sweep up o off the floor
and carpet every day!
· A one-time purchase. Somewhat expensive, but you only
have to pay once for an artificial tree!
· Cleanup after Christmas is much easier, as well. Just
pack up the tree and put it into your storage area, rather than
taking off all the lights and ornaments and finding a local dump.
· Can be bought after the season, for the discount sales.
Will last til next year and many after!
· Greater decorating variety. You can have pink, lit needles
if you want!
· Environmentally, it is actually better to have a real
one. Can decompose afterwards, whereas plastics stay around and
clutter the earth.
· Can be difficult to rearrange after storage or when
purchased. Takes time (hours) to pull out each branch and set
· No pine scent to fill the house with holiday spirit!·
Very costly. Very few artificial trees are less than a hundred
dollars, depending on the size.
· Artificial trees give off toxic fumes if burned.
Real Christmas Trees
· A nice, fresh piney scent fills your house! An aroma
that Christmas is known for!
· Three seedlings are planted for each tree cut down on
Christmas tree farms.
· Tree plots are environmentally beneficial. Each acre
produces the daily oxygen needs of 18 people.
· Most neighborhoods allow trees to be put on the curb,
to be picked up and disposed of without troubling you!
· Has to be watered to keep its fresh scent and appearance.
· The needles that fall off (and the less you water, the
more needles will fall), get stuck in the carpet and is spread
throughout the house.
· Most have to be trimmed to fit well in your house and
for the branches to appear even.
· Can be a fire hazard if you let it dry out.
In regards to this annual decision, there are some misconceptions
about the environmental benefits of artificial trees. Many people
believe that by putting up a plastic tree each new season, they
are helping to save forests of evergreens. However, there are hardly
any fresh Christmas
So, purchasing a pre-cut tree or going to a cut-your-own lot poses
no harm to the environment. There are a couple things that you’ll
need to do though, to maintain the health of the tree and the safety
of everyone in the household. First of all, when you bring the fresh
tree home, cut an inch off the base of its trunk to open a fresh
grain that will take in water. Place the tree in a bucket of warm
water, either in a garage or shed, away from the wind and cold.
Allow it to soak until you bring the tree indoors.
In whichever room you choose to display this beautiful, pine-smelling
tree, make sure that it has a sturdy stand which holds plenty of
water and will keep the tree from falling over. Consistent watering
will keep the tree from drying out and dropping its needles, and
maintains the fragrance. Check the water level often, making sure
the base of the tree is always covered.
While you are trimming the tree’s branches to suit your aesthetic
taste, make sure to trim the lower branches sufficiently as to avoid
eye injuries to small children. Make sure to hang lights before
anything else. And also, hang the breakable ornaments or those that
look like treats, higher on the tree so that the little ones can’t
If you are buying a real Christmas tree this season, you can be
assured of the joy and festive spirit it will bring to your household!
GLOBE LAMPS or globe lights are only one of many Christmas lights
you can use for holiday lighting decorations. Using an assortment
of different light bulbs and globe lights can create a stunning
visual effect on any home or office. For example if you combine
twinkle lights on the trees, string lights to outline your home,
and net lights on the trees and bushes you will have a beautifully
lit cozy looking home for the holidays.
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