Which is better for the environment? Real or artificial Christmas trees

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Every year, 95 million families in America put up a Christmas tree. "Carefully decorating your home can help make your holidays safer". These states are dominated by large corporate farms, which were affected by the recession the most.

And yet, Christmas tree prices in NY are likely to go up. The minimum wage in New York State was raised in 2016 and is scheduled to rise at the end of each year until it reaches $15.00 per hour, which drives up labor costs for tree farmers.

The dry tree goes up very quickly, with flame engulfing the tree in under 10 seconds. They are generally not a threat to you, your home or its contents. Tree disposal bags are available at home improvement stores. Plus, this gives the tree time to adjust from the cold temperatures outdoors, and not be shocked coming inside. If possible, check to ensure the tree isn't rootbound by gently laying it on its side and sliding the container down to inspect the roots. Therefore, they weren't planting as many trees, leading to this season's shortage. Water heavily to settle the soil, adding more, if necessary, to bring the soil level with the ground.

Police in the city of Mesa near Phoenix say a man has been arrested on suspicion of arson and criminal damage for allegedly burning the city's $40,000 Christmas tree. Farmers did not have space in their fields to replant trees because the number of trees harvested were down.

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But if you plan to reuse your artificial tree, which most people do, the environmental impact eventually tips in favour of the artificial tree. It all starts with that most traditional of Christmas symbols, the tree. But one thing this tree needs is sunlight, so try to keep it near a sunny window.

The Trade-A-Tree program is co-sponsored by the Cayuga County Solid Waste Management Program, Cayuga County Soil and Water Conservation District and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cayuga County.

"The objective of it being cut a month is that when people put up trees directly after Thanksgiving and they don't take care of them, by the time Christmas comes it's been a month and the trees are very unsafe if they're not taken care of properly", Sedlacek said.

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