Natural or artificial; cut or live: these are the questions when it comes to picking a tree during the holiday season.
There’s nothing like the smell of a live or cut tree. Cut natural trees can be locally and organically grown, reducing greenhouse gasses and pesticide use, but they do require 7 to 10 years of farm resources.
Living (potted) trees can live for years reducing the harvesting of new trees each year.
Artificial trees can be reused and no tree loses its life for these, but they cannot be recycled in the end.