Each harvested tree is replaced by two to three seedlings. This year alone, 56 million new trees will be planted on tree farms across the country, where 98 percent of Christmas trees are grown. More than just ornament stands, trees help remove dust and pollen from the air, give off life-sustaining oxygen, and can be recycled into fertilizer or used to fuel wood-burning fireplaces.
What happens to Christmas trees after the holidays? Fifty-nine percent are recycled, says the National Christmas Tree Association. Want to recycle a holiday tree? Check out: www.realchristmastrees.org/ enviro.html, or call your local recycling center to learn more.
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|Date:||Dec 11, 2000|
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