Choose between an artificial or a natural christmas tree
When you decide to
buy a christmas tree, you have a
difficult choice between the artificial fir or natural fir. This
comparison table tries to detail in a objective way all the
advantages and the drawbacks of artifical christmas tree and
natural one. You can participate: vote for your favorite choice and
comment which solution do you prefer.
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No thorn to pick up on the floor...
Cost a bit more expensive when you buy the first time but
cheaper in the end, since it can be reused for several years.
It can be rented already decorated from specialist
The natural tree produces oxygen from carbon dioxide via
photosynthesis (reduction of greenhouse effect).
Local production using the local economy and reducing pollution
It is biodegradable (compost, wood chips ...).
Tree plantations provide soil stabilization (reducing flood
risk), a shelter for wildlife ....
The smell is pleasant, natural (authenticity. ..)
Tradition, ritual purchasing choice in family ..
Made from petroleum, a non-renewable (scarcity in future
Production processes consuming energy and emitting plastic
greenhouse gas emissions.
Pollution to import by air firs, mostly manufactured in
They are neither recyclable nor biodegradable.
If it catches fire, it emanates toxic fumes and hazardous to
the environment but also for humans.
You need to have space to store it all the year.
Depending on the quality .. the tree loses its luster quickly
and should be discarded quickly.
Some growers use chemical fertilizers and other herbicides for
the cultivation of trees, whose effect is harmful to the
It loses its thorns, so we must clean regularly around the
We must buy it every year.
Sometimes the transport is polluting (fir coming from distant
forests), and because we need to drive a car to move it...
Raw material Petroleum-based plastic Wood Duration Average 3 years (to keep more than 16 years to make it more
environmentally friendly than a natural tree). 1 year (or more if you buy it in the pot and succeed to replant it,
which is rare ...).
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Compare artificial vs natural christmas tree (advantages and disadvantages of both options).
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