Should people buy real or fake Christmas trees?

CBC Kids News • Published 2018-12-10 12:32

Turns out, both kinds have an environmental impact

How green is your Christmas tree?

Colour aside, scientists have been trying to figure out which kind of tree — real or fake — is better for the environment.

Research has shown both kinds have an environmental impact.

Real trees

Fake trees

This information comes from two studies.

One was done by an environmental company in Montreal in 2009. The other was written for the group that represents fake treemakers in the U.S. in 2010.

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