There are more than 4,000 Christmas tree recycling programs.
The Green Side of Christmas Trees
Real Christmas trees absorb carbon dioxide and other gases, emitting fresh oxygen, preventing the “Greenhouse Effect”.
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.
1 acre of Christmas trees provides fresh oxygen requirements for 18 people. Approximately 350,000 acres in the U.S are set with Christmas trees, so that means Christmas trees alone are providing oxygen for 6.3 million people daily.
Christmas trees provide habitat for wildlife.
Grown in the USA with the majority coming from family farms employing over 100,000 people.
For every tree harvested, 1 to 3 more trees are planted in its place, so cutting trees increases the amount of oxygen being produced.
Christmas trees are biodegradable, and are used for mulch in landscape and playgrounds.
Recycled Christmas trees have been used to make sand and soil erosion barriers, and have been placed in ponds for fish shelter.
Many animals, like this racoon, use tree fields as a habitat.
Christmas trees are repurposed for sand dune restoration.
After Christmas, trees can be mulched for playgrounds, landscaping or animal habitats.
Trees-including stumps-can be used for crafting like our Frosty’s ornaments.
Trees being place along a creek to prevent erosion.