Consumer survey research* shows that going to get a tree is among the top Christmas experiences people remember as a child. It is a tradition that can help strengthen family bonds and be shared and passed down for generations. The memories continue after you bring the tree home, where it serves as a centerpiece for the season and fills your space with the unmistakable scent of Christmas.
*Based on an online survey conducted by the RCTB in September of 2019 of 2,000 parents with children age 0-17
The environmental impact of deciding to celebrate your Christmas with a real tree is significant. A real tree spends around 8 years growing in the field before it is harvested. So instead of being manufactured, a real tree converts CO2 into Oxygen, provides a habitat for wildlife, and keeps large tracts of space green across North America. And unlike artificial alternatives, when you are done with a real tree, it is 100% recyclable and 100% biodegradable.
When you choose a real tree, you put money back into your local economy. It supports your retailer and their employees, as well as the growers who provide them their trees. Almost all artificial trees are imported from overseas, and while a local retailer still benefits from your purchase, a portion of the sales price goes to the foreign manufacturers.
Christmas trees are grown all across North America. In all 50 states and Canada to be exact. If you’re interested in the business aspects of Christmas trees and maybe even becoming a grower, we’ve gathered useful information and links with more about our industry.
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