While they're growing, Real Christmas Trees support life by absorbing carbon dioxide and other gases and emitting
Every acre of Christmas Trees grown produces the daily oxygen requirement for 18 people.
In the United States, there are approximately 500,000 acres of Christmas Trees, which means that 9 million people a
day are supplied with oxygen thanks to these trees.
The farms that grow Christmas Trees stabilize soil, protect water supplies and provide refuge for wildlife while creating
scenic green belts. Often, Christmas Trees are grown on soil that doesn't support other crops.
Real Christmas Trees Are Renewable.
Real Christmas Trees are grown on farms just like any other crop. To ensure a constant supply, Christmas Tree
growers plant one to three new seedlings for every tree they harvest.
Artificial trees are a petroleum-based product manufactured primarily in Chinese factories. The average family uses an
artificial tree for only six to nine years before throwing it away, where it will remain in a landfill for centuries after
There are approximately 25 - 30 million Real Christmas Trees sold in the U.S. every year.
Approximately 330,000 Real Christmas Trees are sold via e-commerce or catalogue and shipped mail-order.
There are about 21,000 Christmas Tree growers in the U.S., and over 100,000 people employed full or part-time in the
It can take as many as 15 years to grow a tree of average retail sale height (6 - 7 feet) or as little as 4 years, but the
average growing time is 7 years.
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