The Noble Tree Fir

Mythbusters: Ten Biggest Myths About Christmas Trees

Quick Tree Facts

Environmental Debate: Why Real Trees are Better for the Environment

Fake Trees: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You

Tree Care Tips

Holiday Safety Facts

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Christmas Trees

Real Trees are Recyclable

 

 

Fake Trees: What You Don't Know
Can Hurt You

Where do they come from?

Most fake trees (85%) in the U.S. are imported from China. Almost 10 Million fake trees were sold worldwide in 2003. The U.S. Commerce Dept. tracks the Import of Fake Trees

What are the factories like where they're made?

As noted in the Washington Post, "On the concrete floors of Zhang's Shuitou Company factory, migrant workers, most earning about $100 a month, squat in front of hissing machinery as they melt chips into moildable plastic..."

Click here to read the full article.

What are fake trees made of?

Most artificial Christmas trees are made of metals and plastics. The plastic material, typically PVC, can be a potential source of hazardous lead. Read a warning about them from the Children's Health Environmental Coalition.

Why do some artificial trees carry a warning label?

The potential for lead poisoning is great enough that fake trees made in China are required by California Prop 65 to have a warning label.

Read more about the effects of lead poisoning.

Learn more about lead in artificial trees.

Next >

 

 

 

 

The Noble Tree Fir | Mythbusters: Ten Biggest Myths About Christmas Trees | Quick Tree Facts | Environmental Debate: Why Real Trees are Better for the Environment | Fake Trees: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You | Tree Care Tips |
Holiday Safety Facts
| Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Christmas Trees |
Real Trees are Recyclable
| Contact Us