Real or Fake? What’s your family’s tradition? 🎄
We have been trying to be more mindful about our choices with everything- so the idea of a better eco choice came up when decorating for the holidays this year.🌍
There are opinions everywhere from all over the spectrum but here are some of the points we considered:
*You have to keep a fake tree at least 10 years to offset the impact
*Real trees are typically replaced and provide watershed and habitat for animals as they grow(likely 10 years)
*Real trees are typically purchased at small family farms that in turn support their communities (importing trees is a big impact)
*Real trees can be recycled, artificial ones can’t
*One article mentioned that the tree debate is not a critical one considering big impacts of shopping and air travel during the season.
*Also- other options besides these are *not buying a tree, renting a tree, buying or taking a used artificial tree, getting a fake tree not made with PVC plastic
We went with going to the farm, having a family experience and picking a real tree this year.
What are your thoughts?