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What's Your Tree Style?

What's Your Tree Style?

We've cut trees from our property, bought them from Delancey Street, and even settled for decorating the ficus tree.

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ames3560 ames3560 8 years
As soon as I'm out of my apt, I'm getting a real tree! NOT all about lugging it up and down the steps :)
chatondeneige chatondeneige 8 years
My family always has to have artificial - I'm allergic!
kikidawn kikidawn 8 years
briggs,Great Idea! I am definitely going to use that :)
kikidawn kikidawn 8 years
briggs, Great Idea! I am definitely going to use that :)
Catipa Catipa 8 years
We always get a real tree-I need the smell :)
GibsonGIrl GibsonGIrl 8 years
I've had both in the past, but in my little apartment and low budget I can't really afford to have either. besides, i have no room to store the ornaments! But I have a little artificial tabletop one with lights and small ornaments and I always try to get a wreath from Trader Joes so I can at least have the smell.
lafx23 lafx23 8 years
I take back what I said about the environment. A friend of mine found this information and sent it to me.Fifty years ago, Christmas trees were often cut down in forests and not replaced with seedlings. But today, nearly all Christmas trees, 98 percent, are grown on farms. According to the California Christmas Tree Association (CCTA), for every Christmas tree harvested, two or three more are planted.I didn't know this. We are always being told that we need to plant and conserve trees. So, I learned something new today. Maybe next year I'll look into getting a real tree. :)
lafx23 lafx23 8 years
I take back what I said about the environment. A friend of mine found this information and sent it to me. Fifty years ago, Christmas trees were often cut down in forests and not replaced with seedlings. But today, nearly all Christmas trees, 98 percent, are grown on farms. According to the California Christmas Tree Association (CCTA), for every Christmas tree harvested, two or three more are planted. I didn't know this. We are always being told that we need to plant and conserve trees. So, I learned something new today. Maybe next year I'll look into getting a real tree. :)
kapchis kapchis 8 years
There's no such thing as a Channukah Bush
elle-j elle-j 8 years
lafx23-what makes it so bad for the environment?
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
I would love to cut down my own tree but that just seems inhumane to me. For me it's pretty much like eating a pet. I feel so bad for the enviroment when I cut down a tree to decorate my living room but I can't bear to have an artificial treat. I'm really glad most of the trees that you purchase are raised to be a Christmas tree.
emalove emalove 8 years
I would never be able to have a fake tree...my family has always had real ones and I will continue that tradition for my own family. Unless of course there's any allergies... I just bought mine tonight actually and it's perfect!
HellooQueen HellooQueen 8 years
On real trees they put formaldehyde on them to preserve them longer. I have 6 birds and the fumes of formaldehyde is deadly to the birds. So artificial for me!!!!!
briggs313 briggs313 8 years
We have a fake tree but i think they end up looking better, although i do miss the smell. Here's my trick to make it look fabulous!:Before putting the branches on, wrap a strand of lights around the trunk part. Then add the branches and the rest of the lights, it will illuminate from the middle and you can use less lights and less wires showing on the outside!
briggs313 briggs313 8 years
We have a fake tree but i think they end up looking better, although i do miss the smell. Here's my trick to make it look fabulous!: Before putting the branches on, wrap a strand of lights around the trunk part. Then add the branches and the rest of the lights, it will illuminate from the middle and you can use less lights and less wires showing on the outside!
ktacce ktacce 8 years
i heard about someone getting a tree that has it's roots so you can get it, decorate it and then plant it - so cool!!
karisaamy karisaamy 8 years
We go and cut our own tree from a local lot
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
I'm gettign a fake one because it's easier to clean and you can re-use it...but I love real ones and had a real one every year at my mom and dads so I am going to miss it :(
Korsgal Korsgal 8 years
I always said I would never have a fake tree. Until I got my own place and my grandpa was giving his away. It looks perfect and didn't cost me anything. Now I have to go to Bath and Body works and pick up the tree scent, then it'll feel like Christmas!
ella1978 ella1978 8 years
I'm an artificial fan.We always had fake trees growing up & they are so much easier.For one thing, they last longer, we keep ours up at least a week or two into January. There is no watering, no cleaning up needles. The tree is uniform, no holes anywhere. There's no chance of it drying out and possibly causing a fire, plus you can break it down and use the same tree year after year. My boyfriend and I are using a tree that my mother has used at her house for years. She upgraded last year, so we got the old one. I love it.Not to mention, that I'm not a really big fan of the "evergreen scent" so it's a win-win-win for me! (that's a joke from the office if anyone watches that... hehe)
ella1978 ella1978 8 years
I'm an artificial fan. We always had fake trees growing up & they are so much easier. For one thing, they last longer, we keep ours up at least a week or two into January. There is no watering, no cleaning up needles. The tree is uniform, no holes anywhere. There's no chance of it drying out and possibly causing a fire, plus you can break it down and use the same tree year after year. My boyfriend and I are using a tree that my mother has used at her house for years. She upgraded last year, so we got the old one. I love it. Not to mention, that I'm not a really big fan of the "evergreen scent" so it's a win-win-win for me! (that's a joke from the office if anyone watches that... hehe)
chancleta chancleta 8 years
we're actually recreating a mid-century modern funky tree we saw in "Bell Book and Candle" (1958)
lafx23 lafx23 8 years
We do fake. I don't believe in cutting down trees for environmental reasons. I wanted to add that if you have artificial but you love the smell of real pine, then Bath and Body Works has a home fragrance oil called "The Perfect Christmas Tree" that smells just like the real thing. You just put a few drops into one of those oil warmers, and it will fill your entire home with the smell of pine. Seriously.
motherof3 motherof3 8 years
We always buy real. I want a fake one but my husband is against it.
Random2 Random2 8 years
We have friends in the country who let us go on their land and cut a tree. My Mom's talking about getting an artificial one, and my sister and I told her the day she does that will be the day she comes home to find it on the roof of the house. Nothing beats a real tree.
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