Christmas Tree Negatives

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Every year at the end of November everyone can start to see the emergence of Christmas decorations. The Christmas decorations signal to the public that Christmas is near. And during this time there tends to be many discounts and promotions but out of all the sales hat are offering, there is one major purchase that everyone must face each year, and that is the Christmas tree. But purchasing a Christmas tree can harm the environment, can be high maintenance, and become a fire hazard, an artificial tree is a much better alternative. The first reason why buying a Christmas tree is a bad idea, is that it is immensely bad for the environment. “When the trees are fully grown in 6 to 12 years, it is expected that the county will allow the public to participate in the harvesting of up to 1,000 trees a year.”(Callahan, 1987) Six to twelve years is equivalent to a grown child. Elizabeth Bettendorf a writer for The St. Petersburg times F.L. states that thirty million Christmas trees are sold each year (Bettendorf, 2006). That should be enough trees to grow a forest. But just to grow thirty million Christmas trees for about seven years of growth…show more content…
The average Christmas tree can cost anywhere from thirty to one hundred dollars. That is a quite a bit of money to have a tree in a house for a couple of weeks. The purchaser must always look for any signs that the tree is dying, the measurements of the tree, and how the tree is being stored. “Look for other indicators of dryness or deterioration: excessive needle loss, discolored foliage, a musty odor and a wrinkled bark. A good rule of thumb is, when in doubt about the freshness of a tree, select another one. If none of the trees on the lot look fresh, go to another lot.” (Bettendorf, 2006) This process can take a lot of time each year. And if the time were to be added every time of the year, it would be a lot of time wasted just looking to purchase a

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