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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by kam1187 View Post
    Wow, alot of animosity towards having a real tree haha (just kidding!) We ALWAYS have a real tree!... This year it might be taller-we moved and have 10 ft ceilings now
    A valid reason to move

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    We love a real tree and always go to Hamsterley Forest run by the Forestry Commission so we know its sustainable as they replant new trees.

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    The ones that are sold in a pot are a neat idea too. You can plant them after Christmas and feel good about it.

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    we have never had a real tree....but me and oh have made a pact and we are gonna get one this year....cannot wait to see what a real one looks like in our house.

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    ...or how wonderful it smells

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    A lot of the artificial trees now have a 10 yr warranty!


    Quote Originally Posted by HollyJolly View Post
    Well, I think artificial are just easier...you can put them up earlier, you don't have to worry about watering them, they don't shed (a lot) and you can do more with it, I think. Also, you can spend as much as you want on an artificial tree, but you can use it for years and years, if you want...better value and just plain easier....

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    Real christmas tree of course.
    We had some years ago a artificial tree, but...

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    Totally agree with Dees473. I've used an artificial tree for the last 10 years or so. Prior to that, I swore by real trees as that is all I had for my first 44 Christmases! In addition to it being more economical, cleaner, easier and care free; artificial trees generally have stronger branches and can hold more ornaments. Real trees smell great but they tend to change shape (branches sag) over time.
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    I have had a artificial tree since 1998 because they started getting really expensive here and couldn't see spending $80 or $90 for a tree that would get thrown away. I did purchase a real a few years ago because now the prices are $40 or $50. Love real tree's but my daughter can't stand the smell.

    The only thing that I don't like abut pre-lit tree's are they are so heavy and I usually need help getting it out of the garage or have to take it out of the box in sections. I had a beautiful artificial that I gave away before I purchased another and really sorry that I did.

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    Pre-2008 we used real trees. We moved to FL and decided to go artificial once we came up on a fantastic deal @ Lowe's for a 9' tree. It was a $200 tree on clearance for $50, we HAD to. I miss the smell but this is FL, I don't enjoy buying real trees from a parking lot tent.

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