The debate has begun.
I went out with a group of friends on Monday night for dessert and we had a discussion about Christmas trees.
Real or fake?
The majority of us said real but the ones that said fake all had very good arguments.
Love the smell
It's a tradition
Variety (Douglas Fir, Noble Fir, Spruce)
Need to water daily
Need to dispose of
Cost vary from year to year
Often times you have to cut down unless you buy from a lot
Have to haul it home and dry out if wet from rain
No pine needles to be cleaned up
Not a fire hazard
Can use year after year
No need to water
Pay for once and done
Last several years
Need to store somewhere year after year
Have to "rearrange" the branches often
Same tree, different year
Ok, so I *was* on the real side Monday night but now that I have made this list I am waffling a bit.
Some fun facts about Christmas Trees I found:
- The top Christmas Tree producing states are Oregon, North Carolina, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Washington . Oregon is #1!
- There are approximately 25-30 million Real Christmas Trees sold in the U.S. every year. Holy Christmas Tree, Batman!
- For every Real Christmas Tree harvested, 1 to 3 seedlings are planted the following spring.
- It can take as many as 15 years to grow a tree of typical height (6 - 7 feet) or as little as 4 years, but the average growing time is 7 years.
What are you? Real or fake? What have I missed between my pros and cons? Help me out here.