Real or artificial tree?

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Real or artificial tree?

Postby MHooch on Thu Nov 30, 2006 11:12 pm

What say you?
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Postby GreenElf on Fri Dec 01, 2006 8:26 am

Personally I love real trees but for the past few years now we have had a artifical one and we will most likely continue with that from now on....
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Postby EvilMel on Fri Dec 01, 2006 12:21 pm

We go cut one down and have that every year (for the past 6-7 years). I like doing that because then the trees don't get wasted by just sitting out on the lots and the farm usually plants another one right away anyways.



I think it's sad when they cut down that giant tree each year for Rockefellar Center. Don't get me wrong...I am obsessed with looking at it (they have a webcam) but it's still sad to see a tree that large get cut down.
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Postby MHooch on Fri Dec 01, 2006 11:21 pm

You know Mel, I have always thought the very same thing. So grand and majestic, then...t-i-m-b-e-r!
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Postby EvilMel on Sat Dec 02, 2006 9:37 am

Totally!
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Postby littledollclaudia on Tue Dec 05, 2006 9:13 am

I have an artificial tree and my roommate always buys a real tree and the two look amazing side by side!!
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Postby Holly Cl'Oz on Sun Nov 04, 2007 5:05 pm

I much prefer an artificial tree. My other half however insists on a real tree every year. I find them such a pain to clean up after and not worth the hassle. Some artificial trees look really great but I can't convince him.
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Postby Nostalgiascape on Sun Nov 04, 2007 8:47 pm

If I weren't in one of the dryest climates in America, i'd go real tree myself.
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Postby Christmas Knight on Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:12 pm

We've always done a fake tree. I know that the trees are grown for this purpose, but I could never bring myself to have a tree cut down just to be brought in side for a month. The exception was a few years when we had a real live tree with roots and soil which we planted in January. That was very expensive though.
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Postby Nostalgiascape on Mon Nov 05, 2007 2:08 am

Cutting down a cedar in the country side of middle america, that's THE best.
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Postby Buddy the Elf on Mon Nov 05, 2007 2:30 am

we go to a tree farm and cut them down. the fake ons are silly ecpecially the ones with LED lights and all that stuff I saw one in Costo for 399.99 and it plays christmas music.
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Postby EvilMel on Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:32 am

I'm actually going to go cut one down again this year I think.



Where I'll put it in my tiny apartment is an entirely different story though.



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Postby LawP on Mon Nov 05, 2007 5:12 pm

I have an artificial that looks real and a real one outside that I can decorate if I want to.
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Postby I B Freezin' Wolfman on Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:21 pm

Holly Cl'Oz wrote:I much prefer an artificial tree. My other half however insists on a real tree every year. I find them such a pain to clean up after and not worth the hassle. Some artificial trees look really great but I can't convince him.




Make him go alone and find the perfect tree. Then don't water it, don't clean up after it, and don't help him center it so that it's straight. Once he sees what a giant pain in the tail it is for a real tree, he'll cave in after Christmas and buy an artificial tree when their on deep discount and the store's want to get rid of their stock for lawnmower season.



BTW: The pre-lit trees are great. My parent's bought one, and you just plug in the lights as you set up the branches. Nothing like two birds with one stone.
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Postby Catzilla on Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:56 pm

Artificial, but LOVE the smell of a real tree by far ! :P
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