About 2 million naturally grown Christmas trees are harvested annually in Michigan, cultivated on the state’s more than 700 Christmas tree farms. Those farms also supply trees throughout the country, delivering an estimated $35 million boost to Michigan’s economy every year.
But that’s not all they provide.
Because these trees are harvested at between 8 and 12 years old – and because younger trees are much better at absorbing carbon dioxide and producing oxygen – those Christmas tree farms excel at pumping out fresh, clean air for Michigan residents to breathe, providing a valuable benefit to the environment.
But still, that’s not all they provide.
As an agricultural product, natural Christmas trees are 100% biodegradable and have a substantially smaller environmental footprint than artificial trees. They can be “tree-cycled” as birdfeeders or used to create natural habitats for squirrels, rabbits and other small mammals in your backyard this winter.
That’s a lot of things those naturally grown and cut Christmas trees can provide.
So, this Christmas season, choose a naturally cut Christmas tree for your home. You’ll be supporting the state economy and benefiting the Michigan environment. It’s a gift that keeps on giving.