Are fake Christmas trees better than real ones? | The Tylt

Are fake Christmas trees better than real ones?

Thanksgiving is over and that means it's time to get your Christmas tree up! While the history of the Christmas tree dates back to the 16th century, most Americans now prefer artificial trees to real ones. Fake trees are easier to display, break down and store. No pine needles all over the house! But purists prefer the real deal and who wants to argue with hundreds of years worth of tradition? Fake trees just don't 'smell' like Christmas! What do you think? Vote now! 🎄

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Many people often say artificial trees are better for the environment, but that's not really true. The difference in the carbon footprint between a real pine tree and a fake, plastic tree is negligible.

If you’re in the market for a Christmas tree this holiday season, it turns out in most instances, whether you buy a farm-grown tree or an artificial one doesn’t change how much of an environmental impact you’ll have on the planet. Rather, what matters is how far you drive to get your evergreen, how you dispose of it and how long you use the artificial tree.
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“Consumers should not be concerned about the environmental impact of having a Christmas tree,” Thomas Harman told weather.com. “Compared to their other impacts, it is very tiny.”
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Christmas tree purists have strong feelings on this. Very strong feelings.

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But it's tough to argue that fake trees are just a billion times more convenient. Ain't nobody got time for real trees!

FINAL RESULTS
Culture
Are fake Christmas trees better than real ones?
#FakeIsBetter
A festive crown for the winner
#RealIsBetter