Now a word or two about cutting live trees. Farm grown Christmas trees are a renewable resource. For every tree we cut, two saplings are planted in the same location. If trees weren’t growing there, strawberries or onions would be. We harvest from farms, not forests.
Farm raised trees provide habitat for migratory creatures, give off oxygen, and touch our souls. But to save a tree by buying artificial is to miss the point. Artificial trees rely on imported petrochemical products that befoul our landfills and seep into our groundwater, whereas live trees can be recycled as ground cover and garden mulch.
Keep these points in mind when choosing a specific Christmas tree: