BOSTON (CBS) — It’s a debate every holiday season – a real tree or fake one?
The American Christmas Tree Association says 80 percent of those in the United States who put up a tree are going artificial in 2018. That’s up more than 30 percent since 1992.READ MORE: New Bedford Man Dies After Shooting Outside Convenience Store
This year there’s a million-dollar social media campaign to encourage people to buy real trees.READ MORE: 3 Fisherman Rescued From Sinking Boat Off Cape Cod
“I wouldn’t give my wife fake roses on Valentine’s Day. Why would you want to have an artificial Christmas tree in your house?” one Christmas tree farmer says.
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