NYTimes: Real vs. Artificial Christmas Trees: What’s the Greener Choice?

MSU Forestry Professor Bert Cregg speaks to the NY Times regarding an age-old debate: which is better for the environment, fake trees or real?

November 26, 2018

MSU Forestry Professor Bert Cregg speaks to the NY Times regarding an age-old debate: which is better for the environment, fake trees or real?

 Cregg, an expert in Christmas tree production and forestry maintains that cutting down a tree for Christmas is not necessarily bad, since “they are not cut down from wild forests on a large scale.”

 When debating the issue of artificial trees, Cregg proposes “are you interested in supporting the local economy and keeping plastic out of landfills?” he said. “Those would be the questions I would focus on.”

Read the full story at the NY Times.

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