Are you worried about purchasing Christmas tree for celebration of Christmas 2009-2010? Will you purchase a real tree or an artificial Christmas tree? Read here pros and cons of artificial and real xmas trees, advice, tips, hints, helps and information about chossing right xmas tree.
You and family can select or pick out your favorite Christmas Trees. The festival of Christmas is coming in few days and the clear truth is that during the festival of Christmas there is sale of Real and fake (artificial) Christmas trees, which can be decorated by candles, ornament, lights, garlands, star, angel and tinsel. Christmas trees can be kept at the interior of home and the lawns of the home.
About Christmas tree:
Why do people decorate Christmas tree? In the previous arrival of Christianity, trees and plants remained green. It has a special meaning for people in the winter days. At present, people adorn their house with spruce, pine, fir tree during season of Christmas festival. Many countries believed that evergreens would keep away ghosts, illness, witches and evil spirits. In the Northern hemisphere, December 21 or December 22 is the shortest day and longest night of the year and this day is known as winter solstice.
The ancient Romans marked the solstice with a feast known as the Saturnalia in honour of Saturn (the god of agriculture). The Romans believed that the solstice meant that shortly farms and orchards would be green and fruitful. They decorated their homes and temples with evergreen boughs to mark the occasion.
The Egyptians called a god as Ra, who had the chief of a hawk and wore the sun as a blazing disk in his crown. Ra began to recover from the illness in the solstice time; so the Egyptians decorated their houses with green palm rushes which symbolized for them the success of life over death.
Which type of Christmas tree is better for environment, a real or a fake?
There is no full proof answer about which type of Christmas tree is better for environment? In Christmas tree dispute, most environmentalists had opinion that real Christmas tree is better choice for public health point of view. Fake trees are made with polyvinyl chloride (or PVC) which is one of the most environmentally hateful forms of non-renewable, petroleum-derived plastic. Most of the people re-use fake Christmas tree every year.
Facts about real Christmas tree:
In Christmas days, Christmas tree farms are very popular and a source of trade to many people. In America, approximately 90% Christmas trees are grown on one farm. Its growing time is given above 10 years after which they are carefully dug out, packaged and ready-for-sale. On their places new plants are planted. America boasts of more than 21,904 Christmas tree farms [as per newest USDA (United States Department Of Agriculture) census data on Christmas tree farming.
Benefits of real Christmas tree:
- The traditional choice
- Trees give Fresh smell
- Christmas tree farms help to keep up the rural economy and provide jobs
- Take in carbon dioxide and other harmful greenhouse gases and release fresh oxygen into the air.
- Another tree is planted for each one harvested to ensure a steady supply year after year
- Lots of unique selections to choose from
Trouble of real Christmas tree:
- Trees need regular maintenance
- Can become a fire risk if not correctly maintained
- Shed needles
- Can only be left up for a limited time
- Less economical
- Transporting the tree and disposing of it after use can be difficult
Facts about fake Christmas trees:
In Germany, the first artificial Christmas tree had been developed in 19th century. These "trees" were made using goose feathers that were colored green. The German feather trees were one response by Germans to constant deforestation in Germany. This type of trees’ size is from small 2inch (51 mm) tree to a large 98-inch (2,500 mm).
The cash you save by buying an artificial Christmas tree can be spent on more gifts for your family or perhaps other types of decoration. Artificial trees remove harass of having to choose a tree from the lot. Artificial trees are easy to assemble and store away.
Another good thing about artificial trees is that they do not need to be watered and the needles will not drop off and make a mess in your house.
Benefits of artificial Christmas tree:
- Can be left up for as long as you like
- Huge variety to select from
- More cost-effective
- Fire retardant
- No maintenance necessary
- No confusion from needles
Trouble of fake Christmas tree:
- Requires storage space in the home
- Time required collecting the tree
- Made from a non-renewable resource: petroleum
- There is no advantage to the residence economy, as lot of fake trees are made abroad
- Insects may get into the carton while it is stored if not packed properly
Today, natural Christmas trees are moral in the way that the Christmas tree production employs local people and supporting the local economy. So this christmas, make a proper decision and be helpful to the environment.
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