They wouldn't have been planted otherwise. They exist at all different stages and are cut in successive years. Here are some pictures. The trees provide an income for rural families at the same time as providing something that millions of families cherish. And in the process, these millions of trees provide homes and shelter for birds and other wildlife. Afterwards, the trees are composted and eventually go back into the soil. Here are some pictures:
Having a Christmas tree or not is a personal choice, and I can respect that. But those who enjoy Christmas trees needn't feel any guilt about it. I'm a tree lover, and so thank you for planting Fraser Firs. Perhaps you know, the Arbor Day Foundation is a wonderful source for buying trees and shrubs inexpensively. http://www.arborday.org/
When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir
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