Are Christmas trees good for the economy and environment?
The real-vs-"fake" Christmas tree debate has been going on for decades. There are several advantages to a fake tree: no watering, easy to take down and put up, lasts for years if taken care of. However, if you're looking at how your choice impacts the environment and the economy, real trees may be the way to go.
Real Christmas tree are a great asset to the economy. They reportedly bring in $1.3 billion per year, mostly on family-owned farms that create over 100,000 jobs. If you're looking to support a family-owned business, there are four Christmas tree farms within an hour of Huntington. If you don't want the work of cutting your own tree down, Huntington Big Brothers Big Sisters is selling trees at the 6th Avenue BB&T.
Real trees may also be better for the environment. For starters, they're biodegradable, unlike plastic trees. They also grow for an average of 15 years; while they grow, they provide oxygen and habitats for wildlife. They're a sustainable crop and often grow in conditions that other crops can't grow.
SERVPRO of Huntington wishes you a happy and safe holiday season, no matter which side of the tree debate you are on.
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