Question by Golden Meadows: What are the pros and cons of real and artificial Christmas trees?
I would say with real trees you get that nice pine smell and authentic look.
With artificial trees there are no pine needles to still be picking up in March.
Also artificial trees are much cheaper, and you don’t have the problem of disposal after.
Still, real ones look really nice though.
Answer by sweetjane
I buy fake. No needles, no clean up, no watering, no animals messing with it, I can add a pine scent with some cheap scented oil, don’t have to go out and buy something every year, don’t have to haul off a tree every year, etc.
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Question by Daisymae: Who is concerned about their artificial Christmas trees poisoning the household?
The majority of artificial Christmas trees on the market are imported from China; there have been recent concerns about the amount of lead in the trees. Lead is used as a PVC stabilizer. Studies have shown that a significant amount of lead dust settles beneath the tree, especially as the tree ages.
I just purchased one and now I am concerned. If you air out the tree will that help?
Answer by Sunday Best
I’ve put up my artificial Christmas tree for the past 30 years, not counting the 20 years I lived at parents’ house with their artificial tree. I think that this is one of the top 10 things that I really don’t need to worry about right now.
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