25 Dec '11, 8am

More choosing real Christmas trees over fake ones

More choosing real Christmas trees over fake ones

SINGAPORE: More people are opting for live Christmas trees this year. Apart from their fresh scent and the tradition associated with living firs, there's an environmental aspect to consider too. Each year, more and more Noble and Nordmann Firs are being imported into Singapore, mainly from the US. One such nursery has had to increase its supply by 10 per cent compared to last year to meet demand. Peter Cheok, director, Far East Flora, said: "We're definitely seeing more customers coming to buy real Christmas trees versus artificial trees because real trees are more environmentally friendly and the real trees also have a smell, which artificial trees don't have." While artificial trees will eventually end up in a landfill, real trees are biodegradable. Some nurseries provide a service to help get rid of withered trees when the festive season is over. A live Christmas tree b...

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