Each Christmas season, there seems to be a lot of focus on the so-called “debate” over real vs. artificial Christmas trees. From ACTA’s standpoint, there is no debate. Consumers should feel free to....read more»
Some believe that buying live Christmas trees instead of artificial trees is a little like buying American-made automobile instead of an import. " Real trees are grown in the U.S., and artificial trees are made overseas " or so they say. The truth is like many stories told during this season, it’s just another Christmas tale....read more»
Artificial Christmas trees are made of plastic, PVC specifically, that ensures the long life and durability of the trees. The chemical properties associated with plastics such as PVC provide a useful life of 20 years or more. As a result, artificial trees do not clog up the waste stream or recycling facilities on an annual basis. Although lives trees are biodegradable over time or recycled into mulch, the plastic and metal raw materials used to manufacture artificial trees are just as recyclable...read more»
Here's a breakdown of popular evergreens suitable for use as cut Christmas trees, (excerpted from gardening.about.com): The first consideration when selecting a tree for Christmas is usually aesthetics. However, some evergreens hold up throughout the season better than others. Balsam Fir or Canaan Fir - It is usually the most reasonably priced and abundant cut tree. Dark green with a slight silvery cast... read more»
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