With more consumers trying to make eco-friendly choices, it's a good time to point out that real Christmas trees are better for the environment. Many people think an artificial tree does less damage to the planet because it doesn't involve cutting down a living tree, but a fresh-cut tree is actually the green way to go for Christmas.
“There should be no remorse, no guilt, like, ‘Oh my goodness, it’s a cut tree.’ It’s absolutely the contrary,” Bill Ulfelder, executive director of the Nature Conservancy in New York, told the Washington Post . “Trees are a renewable resource. When they’re being cut, they’re being harvested in ways that they’re being replanted, so it’s a great renewable resource that provides lots of environmental, conservation and nature benefits.”
Choosing a real tree helps nature, according to the Nature Conservancy . Americans buy about 10 million artificial Christmas trees every year. Almost all of them are made in China and have to be transported halfway around the world China, increasing carbon emissions and using valuable resources. Additionally, the majority of artificial trees are not recyclable due to the material they are made of and wind up in nearby landfills.
The National Christmas Tree Association points out that Christmas tree farms generate a
steady, renewable resource that helps the environment in several ways. Tree farms absorb greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide while emitting oxygen. The farms that produce
Christmas trees create beautiful green belts while preserving the soil, preserving water
resources, and offering a haven for wildlife. Christmas trees are frequently cultivated on soil that is unsuitable for other crops.
At any given time, about 400 million trees are growing on farms, while only about 30 million are harvested annually for Christmas. So overall, tree farms in the United States keep hundreds of thousands of acres covered in a healthy forest habitat that supports wildlife while reducing erosion and improving air quality. Buying a real Christmas tree supports farmers and encourages a sustainable, eco-friendly business model.
The Rivas family has owned and run Josario's Christmas Trees in Orlando for nearly 30 years. We proudly support tree farmers and encourage shoppers to help in the fight for a cleaner, greener planet by buying a real, fresh-cut Christmas tree this year. Visit our Orlando Christmas tree store at 300 East Michigan Street in Downtown Orlando or our Oviedo Christmas tree store at the Oviedo Mall, 8010 Red Bug Lake Road. We're open until 9 PM through the
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