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Christmas Tree - Artificial or Natural?

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  • Dec 16th, 2016 3:17 pm
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Oct 27, 2016
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Christmas Tree - Artificial or Natural?

Where are you going to buy a Christmas tree? There are a lot of offers from special Christmas tree farms near Montreal, offering to deliver the Balsam Fir and other trees directly to your home (http://leperesapin.com etc). Huge selection of artificial trees in the Canadian Tire (http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/christmas ... ories.html), there are some very attractive discounts.

But the most important question, what should I buy: artificial or natural? I enjoy natural, especially the smell of pine needles and resin. But, frankly, I doubt since I fear that buying a natural Christmas tree I harm nature. What do you think about it?
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Deal Addict
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Feb 11, 2007
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I'm debating the same.
I've always had real trees, but have been considering a quality artificial tree.
Real
- traditional
- smells nice
- natural
- no need to store the rest of the year

Artificial
- no need to transport
- possibly better for the environment if you keep it a long time
- pre-lit
- no mess with needles/sap
- lower cost over several years
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Oct 17, 2016
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Went to Home Depot and picked up this one.

6'6" ... 400 dual LED lights (pure and multicolour) ... 1148 tips ...

Sweet deal for $99+taxes.
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Deal Guru
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Mar 14, 2005
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There are people who are moving or downsizing throughout the year. Just get someone's used artificial tree.

Reduce>Reuse>Recyle
Newbie
Jul 14, 2016
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Toronto, ON
Through my childhood and now - always artificial

1. Buy once - use for decades
2. Setup any time you want, even last minute
3. No mess
4. Met expectations - you know! how it looks, what size, and where it will fit
5. Environmentally friendly choice
6. Ours comes with the lights and pines already. Needs minimal decor or can stand heavy decor (if someone is going crazy about decorations)
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Sep 6, 2002
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I say keep your eyes out for. Clearance artificial trees in January.

Once you pre lit you won't go back. I can never seems to make lighting on a tree look good.
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