BY DAWSON HUNT
One of the Most important things people look forward to on Christmas are those presents under the tree. Some like artificial trees and some like real trees.
In 2017, the total number of artificial trees purchased was 21.1 million trees at a cost average of $107 per tree. The total number of real trees purchased in 2017 was 27.4 million trees at a cost average of $75 per tree.
The total number of artificial trees purchased in 2018 was 23.6 million at a cost average of $104 per tree. The total number of real trees purchased in 2018 was 32.8 million at a cost average of $78 dollars per tree.
Some of the pros for artificial trees are they are easy to store, they do not rot, no maintenance is required, no mess, not as flammable, and they can be left up as long as desired. Some cons for artificial trees are need storage space, requires time to put up, and may look synthetic.
Some of the Pros for real trees are they have a fresh scent, lots of unique choices, they support a farmer, and they take in carbon dioxide. Some cons for the real trees are they shed needles, they are less economical, and they can become a fire hazard if not hydrated correctly.
Aashil Patel states, “A real tree is better for me because I like the smell they make.”