Nov 25, 2023
Welcome to a special seasonal episode of The Backyard Naturalists podcast! In this episode, we delve into the age-old debate of artificial vs. real Christmas trees. As we explore the ecological impact, we discover that artificial trees, despite their convenience, have a threefold negative impact on climate change and resource depletion, and they often end up in landfills. But fear not, we'll share a way to mitigate these drawbacks if you still prefer an artificial tree.
It's fascinating to learn how Christmas tree farming is a thriving part of the economy, with over 15,000 tree farms across the US. These sustainable crops might just change the way you see your holiday centerpiece. Plus, we uncover a heartwarming survey result: those who cut their own trees are more likely to create new holiday traditions with family. Tune in to explore the fascinating world of Christmas trees, their impact on our planet, and the heartwarming traditions they inspire.
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