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Real Christmas Trees are the Most Environmentally Friendly Option

There’s no doubt about it – real Christmas trees are better for the environment than fake ones, and we will go into detail about this fact in a bit. 

It might seem like chopping down millions of Christmas trees every year isn’t very eco-friendly, but it helps support forests and fight climate change! Yes, fake Christmas trees are reusable, but that doesn’t stop millions of plastic trees from ending up in landfills every year. 

Let’s take a look into the plastic Christmas tree industry and how it negatively affects the environment. 

Toxic Chemicals in Plastic Christmas Trees

Fake Christmas trees are made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC), which uses hazardous chemicals and an exorbitant amount of energy during manufacturing. As PVC is manufactured, toxic gasses and liquids are emitted into the environment.

In addition, research found that most PVC Christmas trees are manufactured in China by machines that are powered by coal. This process required a large amount of catalytic mercury, which ends up being released into the environment. One study found that the amount of mercury released into the environment from PVC manufacturing is unknown, but “potentially enormous.”

Real Christmas Trees Combat Carbon Emissions

After toxic chemicals are used to make fake Christmas trees, more are used to ship them from China to the United States and other countries around the world. 

On the other hand, it is estimated that upwards of 500 million Christmas trees grow on tree farms throughout the country. It takes about a decade for a tree to grow into a good-sized Christmas tree, and all the time it works to absorb carbon dioxide and turn it into clean oxygen. 

Real Christmas Trees Support Local Businesses

When it comes to sustainability, it’s important to look at more than just the environment. Sustainability also relates to the economy and how local businesses are affected by corporations. 

Fake trees are almost exclusively sold by massive corporations, like Walmart. Real Christmas trees, on the other hand, are usually sold by small family-owned and operated farms. Or larger farms that distribute to small family-owned and operated businesses.

Either way, every Christmas tree sale supports farms with acres and acres of lush Fraser Fir and pine tree forests – forests that help support a healthy environment, clean air, and wildlife critters.

Support Christmas Tree Farms this Holiday Season

This holiday season, consider supporting a local business that sells Christmas trees instead of a major corporation. Make a new tradition with your family and hand select the perfect tree that will transform your home into a winter wonderland. Enjoy the incredible scent of Fraser Fir and relax knowing that your Christmas tree helped make the world a better place this year.

Shop Ciro & Sons for the Best Christmas Trees in Orlando

Ciro & Sons has been bringing the best Fraser Fir Christmas trees to Orlando since 1984. Every year, our excitement for bringing Christmas trees to the people of central Florida grows!

Order your Christmas tree online today and have it delivered straight to you home. Merry Christmas!

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More families spending the holidays at home, a labor shortage, and inflated prices have all contributed to a national shortage of Christmas trees. Families in central Florida and beyond will experience the effects of this shortage if they don’t act fast.

Christmas tree farms all over the country are worried about meeting the demand this holiday season. 

Reasons for the Christmas Tree Shortage

The national Christmas tree shortage is caused by a variety of unpredictable and unmanageable factors, many of which stem from the financial crisis of 2008 and the coronavirus pandemic in 2020.

More Families at Home

The holidays are typically a huge time for travel. Millions of people go out of town to visit family, move home from school for the holidays, or celebrate by going on a family vacation. Now that the pandemic has encouraged more people to stay at home, families have been reconsidering their holiday travel plans.

With more families making new traditions at home, there has been an increase in demand for Christmas trees – and Christmas tree farmers are having a hard time keeping up.

Labor Shortages

There is a nationwide shortage of workers, despite the fact that there are plenty of job openings. With fewer people to work on the farms trimming and chopping trees and fewer delivery drivers, it’s harder to get Christmas trees out to all parts of the country. Furthermore, Christmas tree retail locations will have to sell a smaller amount of Christmas trees if they don’t have enough people to manage the normal amount of inventory. 

Higher Production Costs

The pandemic has caused prices to rise on all kinds of products and services. Farming, seedlings, gas and transportation, and tools are all getting more expensive as the days pass. Some Christmas tree farms just don’t have room in their budget to produce the number of Christmas trees they have been able to in the past. As a result, they won’t be able to grow and ship as many trees to retail locations this winter.

How to Secure a Christmas Tree This Year

If you want to be sure to get a real Christmas tree this season, it’s recommended to shop before Thanksgiving weekend. If you wait until too close to Christmas, it will probably be too late.

If you don’t want to bring a Christmas tree home too early, you may be able to reserve your tree ahead of time. Call a few local Christmas tree farms and retailers to ask about their reservation policy. They may be able to hold the tree for a week or two, for a fee.

Find Your Christmas Tree at Ciro & Sons

Ciro & Sons has the freshest North Carolina Frasier Fir Christmas Trees in all of Central Florida, and they are already selling fast! Visit us at one of our three Central Florida locations and secure your perfect three today. Don’t forget to review the Christmas Tree care tips we’ve put together for you.

We can’t wait to see you pick your beautiful tree from Ciro & Sons. Merry Christmas!

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