I always go to a local Christmas tree farm and cut down my own tree. My friends always try to make me feel like a monster for cutting the poor tree down, but I reason that it was raised on the farm for this purpose, not taken from a National Forest or something. I also always think that it’s probably better environmentally to get a local, freshly cut tree than to buy one that’s been trucked in from several states away or to use a fake one that’s make of unknown chemicals. Am I kidding myself here just because I like my real tree?
So what kind of Christmas tree should an environmentally-conscious person get? Have there been any studies?