How to Decide on a Real or Artificial Tree


Torn between getting a fresh tree or artificial tree this holiday season? There are good things about both. What you decide to get really depends on your lifestyle and family.

Here’s a quick guide to help you decide:

Real Trees:

  • Picking out a tree is a fun tradition and activity to share with your entire family.
  • It makes the house smell amazing.
  • They are biodegradable and recyclable.
  • Depending on the size, they are usually less expensive than artificial trees.
  • You’ll be helping small businesses by shopping at local farms.

Artificial Trees:

  • There’s absolutely no mess or maintenance. You never have to water it, trim branches or deal with falling needles.
  • You can reuse your artificial tree year after year, eliminating an annual expense.
  • The branches will hold almost any weight ornament, so it’s easier to decorate.
  • They are fire resistant, so no fear of dried out trees being a safety hazard. (Real Simple)