Holiday Tree Farms in Corvallis, Oregon, ships a million fresh Christmas trees every year. All that harvesting takes place over only six weeks, and they must be shipped fast, which requires chainsaws, trucks, and helicopters.
Cut Christmas trees are more eco-friendly than artificial trees, but that doesn't mean you should throw out the artificial tree you already have. Throwing them out is a big part of the problem. But a real tree can be re-used, recycled, or composted, and there are more planted specifically for Christmas every year. -via HuffPo