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December 18, 2006

Real Christmas Trees

As you go about selecting a Christmas tree this holiday season, you may wonder “what’s better for the environment, a real Christmas tree or an artificial one?? Carl Vogt with the U's department of forest resources says real trees truly are a renewable natural resource, while artificial trees in comparison are made from oil and more energy is used to produce artificial trees than real trees.

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