In order to make the Christmas holiday atmosphere more intense, people often put a well-decorated Christmas tree in their homes. On Christmas Eve, the whole family sits around the tree and unpacks gifts. Today’s Christmas trees can be roughly divided into two types: artificial Christmas trees and natural trees.
The earliest artificial Christmas tree originated in Germany in the 19th century and was made of feathers dyed green. In the 1930s, a company selling cleaning brushes in the United States invented Christmas trees made of bristles, which were very popular because they were cheap, non-flammable, non-linting, and reusable. After that, aluminum Christmas trees were also popular for a while, but nowadays most Christmas trees are made of plastic.
Most natural Christmas trees use fir. In the past, people often cut down wild trees as Christmas trees, but now they basically use artificially planted economic forests. It takes 4 years for the seeds to grow into small saplings that can be planted, and it takes 8 years for the saplings to grow to the right size.
There are also two types of natural Christmas trees. One is similar to a potted plant. The tree is dug up with roots and transplanted in the home garden. However, the root loss caused by excavation and the loss of adaptation to the environment are very detrimental to the health of trees. Therefore, the survival rate of these trees is very low.
The other is to cut the tree directly and use it as a disposable product. Just imagine, when a tree has no root system, it will soon dry up.
After the holiday, most people have the same choice: throw away the Christmas tree. In the United States, we call on everyone to remove the decorations on the Christmas tree and place them at the door of their houses for unified recycling. All states and regions also have their own recycling methods. So have you ever thought about the fate of the recycled Christmas tree?