Press-Republican

December 6, 2011

Real or fake? Choosing the right Christmas tree


New Castle News

— Christmas tree selection is a personal preference, and the artificial-versus-live tree debate is not one to be settled any time soon.

If you're trying to decide which kind of tree should light up your home this year, here are some pros and cons you should know first.

Live Trees

Pros:

Cons:

(Source: The National Christmas Tree Association)

Artificial Trees

Pros:

Cons:

(Sources: Dave Allergro, Taylor Township, Pa., fire chief, Dan Zippie, manager of Kraynak’s in Hermitage, Pa., and The National Christmas Tree Association)