Live Christmas trees: Are they a good idea?

Every year, the age-old question comes about during this season: shall we get a live Christmas tree this year? If so, what do we do with it after the holiday season?

Google image - "They told me they'd make nice indoor Christmas trees."
Google image – “They told me they’d make nice indoor Christmas trees.”

A consulting arborist, Bill Spiewak of Santa Barbara, California, tells the story of live versus artificial Christmas trees in his Treemendous Blog.

Even though this blog is from Santa Barbara, it gives us food for thought here in Washington on how to care for your live Christmas tree. Give it some care and attention, and you will continue to have benefits for years to come.

The National Christmas Tree Association has some quick facts about your tree. Also, see the ten myths about real trees from DNR’s blog in 2011.

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