• Are real or fake Christmas trees better for the planet?

    6 days ago - By The Guardian

    Artificial trees are getting more popular, but environmentalists say they have a downside If the surge in sales of artificial trees at John Lewis and other stores signals an attempt by consumers to go green, then they should perhaps think again. With 8m real trees in the process of being purchased this Christmas, the idea of saving one from the axe might be prompting the move to fake ones this year in the belief that they are more environmentally friendly.
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  • How to buy a real Christmas tree: a step-by-step guide

    6 days ago - By The Guardian

    Norway spruce or Nordman fir? Local store or big shed? We look at how to buy the best Are you hooked on the look, character and aroma of a real Christmas tree? Then here's our six-step guide how to pick the right one. • Step one: Pick it up and drop it on its stump from a few inches above ground. If more than a few needles drop, it has not been freshly cut.
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