The question: Is a real Christmas tree better for the environment than a fake one?
The answer: It depends on your plans for the future.
Every year, 95 million families in America put up a Christmas tree. Deciding whether to go with the real thing or an artificial version involves lots of factors. Some people don’t think it’s really Christmas unless their living room has that “real tree” smell. Others would rather have Santa trap them in the chimney than spend the season sweeping up pine needles and crawling under the tree to refill the water.
In other words, environmental considerations are probably low on most people’s lists.