Since the first Christmas tree was decorated in Latvia in 1510, trees have become a pivotal part of Christmas celebrations. Each year millions of families across the United States painstakingly select the perfect tree and while all trees are beautiful, we prefer the real stuff. Here are five reasons to go real this year:
1. Buying real trees helps support Christmas tree farms in many ways
Not only does buying a real tree pump money back to the local economy, it also helps to stabilize soil, protect water supplies and provide refuge for wildlife.