What a crock.
I remember when everyone touted buying artificial trees was better for the planet. Now real trees are better for the planet? Right. I will beleive that when I see it. I think it's better for the person selling them to get more money. That's about it.
We used to do real trees every year up until two years ago. I talked my family into artificial. Mainly for the following reasons..
1 - It can be up and ready to go after halloween/thanksgiving or whenever it is we put it up.
2 - It is pre-lit. I connect the cords, plug it in - I am done! Don't get me wrong, I love decorating - but if I can save some time and some cursing - I will.
3 - They don't drop needles, they don't need water and they don't have sap.
4 - The stand comes with it and I don't need to level it
5 - Artificial trees today - rival mother nature. I can assure you the trees I have - if they smelled like trees - you would never know the difference. Even if you touched it.
6 - I don't throw it away, I don't waste 100 bux and I can save it for many Christmas' to come. Hell, quality artificial trees are airlooms. They are built that good!
So, save the live trees for those that want them and keep them planted to help make O2 for us and provide shade to keep the earths temps down.
Gotta love flip floppers!