Why Choose a Real Christmas Tree?
"Real trees are beneficial for the environment," he said. "For every tree that's harvested, they plant at least one (and often two) back. And this stabilizes the top soil and fields, and it creates wildlife habitat."
"Real trees can be reused and recycled," he continued. "They can be used as mulch, as fish habitat, and utilized for stream bank stabilization. And they decompose in just a matter of a few years. An artificial tree will lay in a landfill virtually forever."
Because of the variety of outlets, the cost for a real tree ranges between $25 and well over $100, with the average tree costing around $75 to $80.
The National Christmas Tree Association has information on a types of Christmas trees, but here are 10 of the best types of Christmas trees.
Noble fir (Abies procera Rehd)
The Noble fir has inch-long silvery blue-green needles which point upwards, exposing the lower branches. Also, it has stiff branches so it supports heavy ornaments well. And is often used to make wreaths, Christmas garlands and door swags. This species retains its needles well, making it ideal for a home with small children or pets.
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