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Real vs. Fake

Which is greener: a real tree or a fake one? The argument made for artificial trees is that you're saving a tree from being cut down. But the reality is that Christmas trees are crops that will be replanted, not virgin forests.
Wood is a renewable resource, unlike the petroleum that goes into artificial trees, and trees emit oxygen into the atmosphere while taking in carbon dioxide. Real trees likely make the greener choice. Here are a few ways to make sure yours is as green as can be.

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