While there are pros and cons to both kind of trees, the best choice is really a personal decision. Here are some factors to consider when deciding between a real or artificial Christmas tree.
One of the pros to a real Christmas tree is that there is “plenty of evidence” that it helped people recover more quickly from stress and mental fatigue. It has been noted that this is due to the depth of color of real trees and the smell that really appeals to people.
One notable con to a real tree is that no matter what you do, there is going to be needles falling off. Also, overwatering can cause damage to floors and carpets. This would be a pro for the artificial tree, as there is less mess and you don’t have to water it.
Real trees are beneficial to the environment, as they breathe in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen. Trees are considered the lungs of the planet.
The National Fire Protection Association determined that the risk of a fire is three times greater with natural trees than artificial ones.
If you have allergies around Christmas trees, it less likely caused by the tree and more so caused by mold spores on the tree. Artificial trees can also harbor mold and dust spores from being tore in an attic or closet.
So, whether you decide to keep with a tradition or go another route, the choice is yours. Happy Tree Hunting!