More people than ever
are concerned with how things affect the environment. Although
this concern often gets lost in the hustle and bustle of the
holidays, families can easily make one choice that will help
them do their part to better the environment. That choice is
to use a fresh, natural Real Christmas Tree as the centerpiece
of their holiday celebration.
artificial trees, Real Christmas Trees are renewable and
recyclable, " says Mel Koelling, Forestry Professor
Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.
"However, many people still perceive cutting trees down
as bad for the environment and that is not the case. Real
Christmas Trees no longer come from the forest. They are grown
on farms throughout North America."
Today, nearly all Christmas Trees, 98%, are
grown on farms, according to the National Christmas Tree
Once they are discarded after the holidays,
there are many uses for recycled Real Christmas Trees.
However, artificial trees-most of which are
manufactured overseas from petroleum and plastics - cannot be
recycled and provide no benefits to the environment.
So as you celebrate the season of Peace on
Earth, Good Will Toward Men; provide some peace TO the Earth and
goodwill toward the environment. Make the
environmentally-friendly choice in Christmas Trees - a fresh,
Illinois grown Christmas Tree.
**This information courtesy of
the National Christmas Tree Association.