Why buy a REAL tree?

  1. Fake trees and wreaths are made from nonrenewable petroleum.
    REAL Christmas trees and wreaths do not harm our environment and our resources… they are produced as an agricultural crop. Each year Christmas tree growers replace cut trees with a new crop of seedlings.
  2. When a fake tree catches fire, it puts dangerous toxic fumes into the air.
    A properly cared-for REAL Christmas tree will not catch fire easily. If and when it does, its fumes will certainly not be as toxic. In addition, one acre of REAL Christmas trees removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and produces enough oxygen for 18 people.
  3. Fake trees cannot be recycled. When they are disposed of in a sanitary landfill, they will not disintegrate, but will remain there forever, taking up increasingly scarce landfill space.
    Our cities today are faced with a critical shortage of sanitary land fill space. Many of them, and states as well, have passed laws prohibiting disposal of REAL Christmas trees in a landfill. REAL trees are thus being used in various helpful ways when disposed of...such as ground-up mulch to replenish the soil, fish habitat and other useful methods.
    But, what about disposal of fake Christmas trees? No legislation has yet been passed to prohibit their disposal in a landfill. A fake Christmas tree has no use whatsoever when disposed of, except to continue taking up space in critically-needed landfill space.
  4. Fake trees are manufactured mainly outside of the United States.
    We hear much today about our economy being faced with a loss of jobs. Why do we continue to promote loss of jobs in the Christmas tree industry by buying and using fake Christmas trees and wreaths when very few fake trees and wreaths are made in the United States by American Labor.
    Thousands of jobs have already been lost in the Christmas tree industry because continued sale and use of fake trees and wreaths continues to be encouraged.
    Over the years, the Christmas tree has come to symbolize the faith and hope of harmony among all mankind. This spirit is REAL and a REAL Christmas tree, when brought inside our homes, projects this feeling through its pleasant scent and natural warm beauty.

Celebrate Christmas with a REAL Christmas tree and wreath, while helping protect our valuable nonrenewable environment!