Fake or real?

When deciding which kind of tree to buy, consider these factors

Each year, millions of Californians must make a decision: Should I buy a real or fake Christmas tree? Sure, many of the fake trees are reused year after year, but that doesn’t change the fact that, according to the National Christmas Tree Association, 8.2 million fake trees were sold last year alone. (That compares to 27 million real trees.) As you make your decision this year on whether to go real or fake, here are a few environmental factors to take into consideration:

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  Real Artificial Place of origin U.S. and Canada 85% from China Method of production Farming Factory Components Plant tissue Plastics and metals Lead? No Yes Carbon neutral? Yes No Disposal Recycled Landfill Renewable resource? Yes No