Have you ever seen wildlife in an artificial tree farm? Better yet, ever seen an artificial tree farm? Of course not. Our Real products are also excellent air fresheners, artificial trees and wreaths are not excellent air fresheners, in fact they emit toxic gases in some cases (certainly in case of a fire they do). Our real products produce a fantastic smell when burned, with adequate ventilation and safety precautions of course.
Environmental Benefits of REAL Christmas Trees
Real Christmas trees provide a plethora of benefits to the environment, and our farmers go the extra mile to ensure natural resources are preserved for future generations. Check out these facts on the environmental impact of real Christmas trees:
- While growing, real trees produce significant amounts of oxygen that is released into the environment, protect soil from erosion and provide refuge for wildlife.
- Each acre of Christmas trees produces the daily oxygen requirements for 18 people.
- Real Christmas trees are the best environmental option for consumers, according to former Greenpeace President Patrick Moore, Ph.D.
- Pacific Northwest Christmas trees are grown on sustainable farms in the U.S., just like produce, nuts and other crops, so they do not threaten natural forests.
- Real Christmas trees reduce carbon emissions by absorbing carbon dioxide and producing oxygen, which people, plants and the environment need to survive.
- Real Christmas trees are renewable, and growers plant one or more trees to replace every tree they harvest.
- Many times, Christmas trees are grown in soil that will not support other crops
Ever wonder where your natural Christmas tree comes from? If you buy a tree from the Pacific Northwest, it has gone through years of attentive care before it becomes a part of your home for the holidays.
- The majority of Christmas trees sold in California, New Mexico, Arizona and Nevada were grown in the Pacific Northwest.
- The Pacific Northwest is home to more than 1,000 individual Christmas-tree growers and farmers. Acreages range from more than 10,000 acres to four to five acres.
- The Pacific Northwest is the world’s largest producer of Douglas-Fir Christmas trees, but is also known for its Noble and Grand fir varieties. In fact, the Pacific Northwest is the only region in the world that produces Noble Firs.
- While the end product appears only briefly, growing the trees (planting, fertilizing, pruning, shearing, etc.) is a task that takes years before the trees ever reach your home. For instance, a Noble Fir can take up to nine years to reach six feet tall.
- Freshness is the key. Some wholesale growers use helicopters to lift fresh-cut trees from the fields. Purchasing from a farm, insures your tree is fresh and will last beyond a tree purchased on a tree lot.
- Our tree farm puts the utmost care and attention into raising real Christmas trees. Continuing to care for your real Christmas tree at home ensures it will remain the focal point of your holiday celebrations throughout the season.
- Christmas trees grown in the Pacific Northwest come in many varieties and sizes to match your holiday travel schedule and lifestyle. •Buying a real, farm-grown Christmas trees helps support U.S.-based growers and business.