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Monday, December 24, 2012

Real Tree or Artificial Tree?

A bit late for most of you, but in case it comes up over the next few days:

Real Tree or Artificial Tree, by Tim Taylor: My family always had real Christmas trees when I was growing up. I've always had real trees as an adult. Living in my own little bubble, it thus came as a shock to me to learn that, of the households that have Christmas trees, over 80% use an artificial tree, according to Nielsen survey results commissioned by the American Christmas Tree Association  (which largely represents sellers of artificial trees). But in a holiday season where the focus is often on whether we are naughty or nice, what choice of tree has greater environmental impact? ...

    Posted by on Monday, December 24, 2012 at 09:18 AM in Economics, Environment | Permalink  Comments (13)


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