To all local tree farmers- Looking for a way to promote your Sapling farms this year? SAVE THE EARTH AND CUT DOWN A CHRISTMAS TREE!!! Have you put up your Christmas Tree yet? If not, now is your chance to make your holidays greener! Over the years, many people have argued that cutting down Christmas trees is bad for the environment. Come to find out, this is one of the better things you can to do for our Earth and your community!
As we all know a real Christmas tree is produced by sunlight, rainfall, and plentiful soil. They also provide a home for mammals and birds for the time being. These trees are biodegradable and can be recycled into other purposeful materials. For example, one community recycles their trees after the Holidays and donate their wood chips to help build local parks. While another community takes their trees to make wooden toys and donate them to children that are less fortunate. This is one of the many ways Christmas trees can be recycled.
These trees are also renewable, they say for every one harvested, a farmer plants 1 to 3 of its seedlings. These Saplings also help preserve the green space. They are typically planted in areas where crops and other plants cannot live because the soil can’t support them. According to quora.com an acre of Christmas trees can consume 12,000 lbs. of CO2 and each acre is equivalent to 18 people’s daily intake of oxygen! Not only do these trees help our well-being but also provide stable jobs for over a 100,000 Americans yearly.
Artificial Trees usually come from Asia or China and they pay a migrant worker on average a $100 a month to do this. Also Because they are produced in another country, they use a large amount of fossil fuels to transport them here to the U.S. An artificial tree is often made up of PVC (polyvinyl chloride) and lead. These materials as we all know are not biodegradable and are bad for the environment. Over the years PVC has been proven to produce carcinogens such as dioxin, ethylene dichloride and vinyl chloride all linked back to causing cancer.
Last but not least, going to a tree farm to cut down your own Christmas tree leaves many families with some of their best memories. Coming together, singing Christmas songs, drinking hot coco, all bundled up in your mittens and scarfs ready to saw down your favorite tree! These things certainly make this experience one we will never want to forget!
So, if you haven’t put up your holiday tree yet, now is your chance. Put on your winter boots and drive to your nearest Sapling farm and make the greener choice this holiday!
Click Link Below to find the nearest Christmas Tree farm near you: http://www.pickyourownchristmastree.org/