Real tree or artificial?

posted 2 years ago in Holidays
  • poll: Real Christmas tree or artificial?

    Real

    Fake

  • Post # 61
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I love real trees, but I have a major bug phobia, and the fact of the matter is that when you bring in a live tree, you bring in all the little creepy crawlies that have been calling it home…I wish I felt differently, but I just can’t even… 

    Post # 63
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    Growing up, we had mostly artificial, but did go out an get a real tree for a few years. I prefer artifical slightly because I can put it up the day after Thanksgiving and know that it will stay looking great the whole season. We just got a new one this year and I’m quite happy with how realistic it looks.

     

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    Post # 64
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    Helper bee

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    zzar45 :  The Christmas tree is made of green paper not plastic. I hope that makes sense. 

    Post # 65
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    Helper bee

     

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    zzar45 :  I think my previous reply may not provide a sufficient explanation. The city is Vancouver. The artificial tree has hard carboard as twigs. They very much resemble real twigs. The leaves are made of green paper. Some organic trees have  a plastic bottom stand that holds the tree. But you can throw that final stand and recycle the rest of  tree because it is made of paper or resuse it in other Christmas occassions. Other stands are also organic. These trees are common even in the Dollar store. The ornaments are not organic though. These tyoes of trees are also common in other cities in Canada too. I hope this was a better explanation. 

     

    Post # 66
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

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    odaile1 :  That’s cool – I’ve never heard of that. I think investing in something like that or an ethically made plastic tree that is reused for several years is a great way to mitigate your environmental impact while avoiding the practical downsides of a real tree.

     

    Post # 67
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    Sugar bee

    We have one 3 ft and one 7.5 ft artificial. I grew up with fake trees and I think if you take care of them they last for years. 

    My husband grew up with real trees so we’re hoping to start doing real trees when we have children. For now, we go back to my home state for Christmas so we’re gone with whole week of Christmas so it wouldn’t be worth the bother.

    Post # 69
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    Bumble Beekeeper

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    odaile1 :  WTF is an organic tree if its fake? 

    eta – now I see, it’s cardboard. 

    Post # 70
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    Helper bee

     

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    sassy411 :  I like it!

    Post # 71
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

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    zzar45 :  where I live, real trees are not a thing because in the heat of summer you wouldn’t have a tree left by Christmas day!!  You’d just have a trunk in your living room with baubles strewn all over the floor! 🎄🌞😂

     

    Post # 73
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    Real…as in drive to the national forest, hike a bit, and cut it down real.  I’ve been lobbying for a beautiful fake tree for years, but as long as DH wants to lug the ax & drag the tree back to the truck, real it is.

    Post # 74
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    Helper bee

    Fake because I am allergic…and I also hate putting up lights so the fact that it is all lit up is perfect for me haha

    Post # 75
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    we invested in a decently nice artificial tree years ago when we were in our apartment. I grew up with real trees, and thought eventually we might switch but so far we’ve continued using our fake one. But honestly, fake trees are so much more convenient. Also, we paid probably like less than $200 for ours, so over the last few years we’ve saved money rather than buying a tree annually. 

    It’s also pre-lit, and has the ability to change from white lights to colored lights, so it’s a win for us. 

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