For those of us who can't help but get caught up in the Christmas spirit, there are a lot of big decisions to make come December. Where to hang the wreath, which ornaments to display, and, of course, which ugly Christmas sweater to wear to the office holiday party. But the biggest decisions of all, of course, pertain to your tree. How tall should you go? And should you opt for a real tree, or an artificial one?
The Science Of Christmas Trees
Tree geneticists are working to develop better Chrismas trees.
Key Facts In This Video
The Fraser fir is the most popular choice for a Christmas tree. 00:11
Scientists are trying to breed better Christmas trees that don't shed as many needles. 00:47
Cold weather helps evergreen trees to hold their needles longer. 01:17
Christmas Trees: Real vs. Fake
There's more to the heated debate than just the environmental issues.
How Artificial Christmas Trees Are Made
Watch one get put together.
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