Environmental Stewardship

How real christmas trees benefit the environment

  • While they are growing, real Christmas trees support life by absorbing carbon dioxide and other gases and emitting fresh oxygen.
  • The farms that grow Christmas trees stabilize soil, protect water supplies and provide refuge for wildlife while creating scenic green belts.
  • Real Christmas trees are renewable.
  • Real Christmas trees are grown on farms just like any other crop. To ensure a constant supply, Christmas tree growers plant one to three new seedlings for every tree they harvest.
  • In contrast, artificial trees are a petroleum-based product manufactured primarily in foreign factories. The average family uses an artificial tree for only six to nine years before discarding it, where it will remain in a landfill centuries after disposal.