It’s the Yule season and one of the best parts of Yule is that lovely Yule tree. Well, aside from the  awesome fact that the sun will soon be returning!! Woo hoo!!!!!!!!

Ahem, I digress …


Whether you decorate your Yule tree with homemade ornaments from childhood or just anything with lots of glitter, one question remains – which is better for the environment, a real tree or a reusable one?

There are arguments for both sides. Natural trees (assuming they are replanted) act to sequester carbon but are also  important for the ecosystem. Artificial trees can be reused over and over but, well, they are made of plastic. But, where amidst the arguments shines the light of truth?

Lucky for me, Ellipsos Consulting in Montreal just saved me a whack of research and published a Life-Cycle Analysis on Artificial vs. Natural Christmas Trees. And, to save you a…

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