There are benefits with both, but artificial Christmas trees have numerous advantages over the natural type. They may be reusable, they don’t cover your carpet in needles, they’re less flammable, and they don’t bring mould, pollen, or pests in your house.
An artificial Christmas tree is really a long-term investment. A well-made, well-maintained tree may last up to 20 years, or maybe more. So it makes sense to gather as much information as possible and shop carefully before making a purchase.
Christmas trees are assembled in a single of two ways: hooked or hinged. On a hooked model, the branches has to be attached individually to the centre pole, and detached for storage once Christmas is over.
A hinged tree has the branches permanently attached. They fold taken care of for storage, so you need only put the centre pole together and open the hinges to find the tree ready. Hooked models are often cheaper, but they also mean more work, so understand what you’re getting yourself into.
No matter how much space you've for a tree, you’ll manage to find one that matches your needs. Artificial Christmas trees can be purchased in many different heights and diameters. Heights of 6 or 7 feet are the most common, but you can find trees ranging from 3 and 12 ft . tall. Widths are called either full-width (the diameter of a natural tree), slim, or pencil.
Artificial Christmas trees are available in a variety of styles to imitate many different types of evergreen trees. So you can find one that matches your ideal of your Christmas tree.
For the classically Christmas winter look consider using a tree with frosted needles. White trees really are a popular and striking substitute for the traditional dark green, and provide a bright backdrop towards the colourful Christmas lights and ornaments.
Faux and Fabulous
Whether real or fake, nothing symbolizes the holiday like the Christmas tree. Now very popular and better looking than ever before, artificial trees have evolved on their long history. The first faux tree, made in Germany in the late 1800s, had branches made out of sticks covered in green-dyed goose feathers that were attached to a larger "trunk." Later, in the 1930s, the Addis Brush Company, most widely known for making toilet brushes, manufactured a tree using the same technology.
1. They look natural. Higher-quality synthetic materials and assembly techniques make for more authentic-looking trees than others of the past. And you can choose from a variety of species, from fir to spruce.
2. They are a timesaver. With a fake, there's less battle to get it into the tree stand. Many are pre-lit, eliminating the need to string lights. When the holidays are over, you may not have pine needles to wash up.
3. They're affordable. The up-front expense of a quality artificial Christmas tree is frequently greater than that of a real one, but after just a few years' use you will begin spending less.
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