Real or Fake Trees


Olivia Gonzalez (9th), Reporter

Time sure does fly by. Before we know it we will be celebrating the most jolliest holiday of the year: Christmas. We should be prepared to decorate a tree with appealing ornaments and glowing lights. Some would prefer the piney scent of real trees, others would prefer the tidier option of artificial ones. But the question is, which is the best choice, real or fake trees?

To start off, real trees are grown in farms like crops. It does little effect on the forest and is not bad at all for the environment. On the other hand, artificial trees are made of steel and plastic. They are terrible for the environment if sent to the landfill; however, if someone that obtains a fake tree reuses the object for over five years, that does reduce the environmental impact.

My friend, Lucky Phull, a freshman can agree that real trees are far more better than fake ones due to “̈the nice smell” they emit.

In all actuality, it does not matter which tree you want to use whether it be reusable or alive. It matters if you will be wanting to have a tree to decorate for the holiday or not. Both preferences have one thing in common: They are still trees.