Live Christmas trees remove harmful carbon dioxide from the air, create jobs, reduce waste and produce oxygen. In our family's hometown alone, Christmas trees create enough daily oxygen for 252,000 people.
When one tree is cut down, more are planted as part of a renewable, sustainable and circular economy.
Christmas tree farms create American jobs that are often multigenerational, with parents and children supporting their local industry.
There are about 15,000 Christmas tree farms in the U.S, and over 100,000 people are either fully or part time employed in the industry.
There are more than 4,000 Christmas tree recycling programs. Some ways Christmas trees are used to make sand and soil erosion barriers such as sand dunes.
You could really up your bird feeding game by recycling your old tree into a large festive bird feeder.
One fun way trees are recycled are zoos using them for enrichment with their animals like this tiger in a Berlin zoo.
Your cat isn't the only animal who likes to climb and hide in Christmas trees. Animals in the wild often use trees as shelter from weather conditions or a safe shelter from prey.
Our family farm is now a fourth generation business that recently celebrated its 60 year anniversary.