Why Real Trees

Why should I get a real tree?

  • A real tree adds something to your Christmas experience that a fake tree can’t…a scent (and candles just aren’t the same)!
  • Real Trees are a renewable, recyclable resource.
  • A real tree is not a “waste of a tree”.  Real trees are a crop.  They are replanted and create jobs and commerce for American workers.
  • We get our trees from a grower that has been recognized by the State of Oregon for environmental stewardship in farming practices that protect the soil and water for future generations.
  • Pacific Northwest Christmas trees are grown on sustainable farms just like produce, nuts, and other crops.  They do not threaten natural forests.
  • Growing Christmas trees provides a habitat for wildlife!
  • An acre of Christmas trees provides for the daily oxygen requirements of 18 people.
  • 93% of all real Christmas trees purchased are recycled.  Recycled trees have been used to make soil erosion barriers and have been placed in ponds for fish shelters.
  • 80% of fake trees worldwide are manufactured in China.  According to the U.S. Commerce Department, they are made of metals (lead) and plastic (typically PVC) which can be potential health hazards.
  • Fake trees require storage space, time to assemble, and frustration after you forget where each piece goes (or worse yet, lose one)!
  • Fake trees were invented by a company who made toilet bowl brushes, the Addis Brush Company. Regardless of how far the technology has come, it’s still amusing to think that the first fake Christmas trees were really just big, green, toilet bowl brushes.