Choosing a Christmas tree has been a favorite holiday tradition for many families in the United States.
Live Christmas trees are an all-American, recyclable resource. Since Christmas trees absorb carbon dioxide and other gases, they help to emit fresh oxygen.
This helps to prevent earth-warming "greenhouse effect."
Did You Know?
Just 1 acre of Christmas trees produces the daily oxygen requirement for 18 people. That means that 1 million acres producing Christmas trees in the US translates to oxygen for 18 million people every day!
Real Christmas trees are grown in all 50 states of the US, (even Alaska and Hawaii!) Whereas most artificial trees are manufactured in Korea, Hong Kong or Taiwan.
Replacing Harvested Trees
For every real Christmas tree harvested, 3 seedlings are planted in its place.