Christmas Trees are good for the environment


Barr Evergreens Environmental Views

Barr Evergreens strongly believes in protecting the environment. Their North Carolina family farm is their HOME. Protecting their home, and the surrounding land, is very important to them.

One way they do this is by practicing Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Unfortunately, there are several different bugs and weeds that can damage or destroy Christmas trees (along with other agricultural products). IPM is a multilayered approach to keeping pests and pest damage to a minimal level, with the smallest cost to health, environment, and budget.

The bottom line is that by strictly following the concepts of IPM, we only use a minimum of very targeted pesticides and herbicides, which is good for our farm and planet!

Did You Know? Other Environmental Facts

Did you ever think that by using a live Christmas tree in your house that you were actually helping the environment? Real trees help the environment from the time they are planted until after the holiday season when they can be recycled.

While they are growing, Christmas trees support life by absorbing carbon dioxide and other gases while giving off fresh oxygen. Every acre of Christmas trees planted gives off enough oxygen to meet the needs of 18 people. Today in America there are enough Christmas trees planted that 18 million people a day are supplied with oxygen. Also, the farms that grow Christmas trees stabilize soil, protect water supplies, and provide a refuge for wildlife while creating a nice scenic view. Often, Christmas trees are grown on soil that will not support any other crops. And when one Christmas tree is cut down, one or two are replanted in its place.