The green benefits of having a live Christmas tree

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By Paul Schmitt


As households debate the merits of having either a real or artificial Christmas trees this holiday season, local environmentalists are taunting statistics that support going live.  According to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, an artificial tree is used for seven years on average before being disposed of, while remaining in a landfill indefinitely.  Wayne Kudick, an environmental advocate from Fish Creek, makes the case for a live Christmas tree from a green perspective.





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