Tree use statistics for production and conservation on BC Farms from the 2016 Census of Agriculture. Area planted to tree fruits and shelterbelts increasing. Forest product sales from farms up over 40%. Christmas tree plantings down, number of maple taps is up.
The argument that plastic Christmas ‘trees’ have less environmental impact than real trees because of their durability is flawed. Real trees are near carbon-neutral, support local jobs, provide a tangible link to the natural world and feed your soul.