How many of you get your Christmas tree from a tree farm? My youngest daughter and her family do. They make it an annual outing! I'd love to do this, too, but I don't think I could do the walking that's required. If you're going to have a real tree, I think a local tree farm is the best way to go. You can be sure the tree is fresh, and it helps support local farmers.
Sorry, habee, I think Christmas tree farming is one of the most disgraceful and blatant use of consumerism ever. Growing trees only to have them cut down to be used for a few weeks is wrong in my book.
So, you don't believe in using paper, disposable diapers, or toilet paper? Do you know how discarded Christmas trees are used here in the South? (maybe elsewhere, also)
Many people sink them into ponds and lakes to provide habitat for fish, especially crappie. We also have a park where the trees can be taken to be turned into mulch. Just about everyone I know who uses a real tree recycles their trees in some way.
Real trees are also better for the environment than artificial trees in terms of recycling. I don't see a tree farm as any different than a plant nursery. We cut flowers all the time. It's different than clear-cutting a forest...
And the tree farms plant new growth, staggered time-wise to keep the "forest" growing, right? Sounds like a good plan and sustainable.
No, finances were the kicker for us. We bought a beautiful (real) tree at Costco for only $30. It was such a good price and so convenient that we wouldn't think of anything else. I love the concept of a tree farm, though!
We're going today! We go to a local tree farm in Warren, Pennsylvania and cut our own tree. The tree is fresher, and cheaper than the pre-cut trees at the big box stores. Of course, we love supporting the local tree farmer, too!
Thanks, Habee! We will!
Another benefit: going to a Christmas tree farm is an opportunity for great family pictures!
It used to upset me as a child, to see live trees being cut down.My family had live trees for every Christmas. I hated to see the tree needles fall off and turn brown.
Since I lived near Fire island, the trees would be recycled by shoring up the sand dunes.
now I understand that it is better than a fake tree from China..(I have a fake one now due to allergies)
We bought ours from a tree farm today - $14 for an 8' tall white pine.
They only tag a certain percentage of the farm each year, and replant to keep a steady supply. We do like to support local businesses, and since we do a "real" tree each year, would rather get it from this family farm than from a big box business.
by Sturgeonl4 years ago
Artificial or real Christmas tree...what is your preference and why?
by nanderson5003 years ago
Do you have a Christmas tree?If so, do you buy a live one or do you have a fake one?
by Deb Hirt5 years ago
Do you have a real Christmas tree, a synthetic, or none at all?
by clearblue997 years ago
Will you have a real or fake Christmas tree this year?
by Novel Treasure5 years ago
What kind of tree is a real christmas tree? Fir, Pine, etc...Just curious, what kind of tree a real christmas tree is. Wouldn't mind trying to grow some on our property.
by Becky Muth5 years ago
What type of Christmas tree does your family use?Do you use an artificial tree? If so, is it pre-lit? If you get a real tree, is it from a lot or do you go out and cut your own? Or do you get a tree with the root ball...
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