So here’s a question – Is cutting down a Christmas tree bad for the environment?
I’ll give you the quick answer. Probably. Everything we do is bad for the environment. When have we ever done anything good for the environment?
Perhaps the question should be, “Is cutting down a Christmas tree as bad for the environment as all the other terrible things we do to it? I think the answer to that is no. Christmas trees are grown on tree farms and are replanted every year. Growing Christmas trees and harvesting them is kind of like growing corn and harvesting that. The difference is that Christmas trees are shaped like an “A” and have green needles. Corn is more stalk-like and is yellow. We eat that.
I hope you are feeling the sarcasm because I am laying it on pretty thick.
Before I wrote this post, I did a little looking around. I found a neat video where a one Meghan Carter interviews a Christmas tree farmer. It’s a pretty good interview.