Research* shows that going to get a tree is among the top Christmas experiences people remember as a child. It is a tradition that can help strengthen family bonds and be shared and passed down for generations. The memories continue after you bring the tree home, where it serves as a centerpiece for the season and fills your space with the unmistakable scent of Christmas.
The environmental impact of deciding to celebrate your Christmas with a real tree is significant. A real tree spends around 8 years growing in before it is harvested. So instead of being manufactured, a real tree converts CO2 into Oxygen, provides a habitat for wild life, and keeps large tracts spaces green across North America. And unlike artificial alternatives, when you are done with a real tree, it is 100% recyclable and 100% biodegradable.
When you choose a real tree, you put money back into your local economy. It supports your retailer and their employees, as well as the growers who provide them their trees. Almost all artificial trees are imported from overseas, and while a local retailer still benefits from your purchase, much of the money goes to the foreign manufacturers.
*Based on an online survey conducted by the CTPB in September of 2019 of 2,000 parents with children age 0-17