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A ‘Green’ Thumbs-Up to Choosing a Real Christmas Tree

Season’s Greetings from the Horticulture Department and the Special Committee on Energy at Penn College, which offer this week’s reminder to “Go Green” and keep the environment more balanced: On the dilemma of having a natural versus an artificial Christmas tree, the Environmental News Network gives thumbs-up to real trees. Green trees are “greener,” as they are mostly farmed for cutting and are replanted on a regular basis. Live trees remove carbon dioxide from the air and help to create a carbon balance in the environment. Petroleum is used in the process of artificial tree production, lots of CO2 is emitted into the air and more energy is used to make and transport them.

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