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Artificial VS. Fresh Christmas Trees: 4 Key Questions To Help You Choose

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4 Key Questions To Help You Choose


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‘Tis the season to be jolly and pick out your Christmas tree for the holidays! Find out the top four questions and answers you need to know before deciding between an artificial tree or a fresh one for your home.

Regardless of which one you pick, your Christmas tree is sure to be the focal point of all your decorations, festivities, and family time this holiday season!

1. DO YOU PREFER A UNIQUE AND MODERN CHRISTMAS TREE?

  • Artificial Vs. Fresh Christmas Trees
  • Artificial Vs. Fresh Christmas Trees
  • Artificial Vs. Fresh Christmas Trees


With artificial trees, you can have it all! Choose from a wide range of heights, colours, and styles to shape your Christmas décor just as you like it.

Love the luxurious look? Place a seven-foot-tall white Christmas tree in the centre of your living room and decorate it with elegant ornaments.

Prefer the minimalistic trend? Opt for a simple brown winterberry tree with colourful lights. For the ultimate modern motif, decorate your outdoor space with a white LED show tree, perfect to greet your guests and give them a warm welcome!

What’s more, you’ll save additional costs on accessories like tree skirts or tree stands that often come with artificial trees. Nearly all artificial trees also come pre-lit so you can avoid getting tangled up in Christmas lights!

2. DO YOU LOOK FORWARD TO HONOURING TIMELESS CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS?

Artificial Vs. Fresh Christmas Trees


Take part in the long-standing tradition of finding your fresh Christmas tree with loved ones! Make a special trip to your local Lowe’s Winter Garden Centre to pick out your tree and enjoy the excitement of bringing it home to set up in your living room.

When buying your tree, grasp a branch between your thumb and forefinger, and then run your fingers down the branch. If the tree is fresh, no more than 5-10 needles should fall into your hand (although more may come off in colder, dryer conditions).

PRO TIP: While our fresh trees are in-store only, you can save time by reserving your tree online and then heading over to the store to pick it up.

3. DO YOU WANT THE LOOK OF A FRESH CHRISTMAS TREE
BUT NOT THE MAINTENANCE?



One of the biggest benefits to owning an artificial Christmas tree is the time you save from care and cleanup. Enjoy the freedom of clean floors (no more sweeping up pine needles) and the liberty to quickly set up your tree anywhere in your home (no need to worry about watering or wilting). They’re fashionable, fuss-free, and forever flawless.

PRO TIP: While artificial trees have traditionally been moulded out of PVC (polyvinyl chloride), look for trees made from PE (polyethylene) — a better-quality material that makes needles look more like those of a fresh tree.

4. DO YOU WANT AN ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY CHRISTMAS TREE?

Artificial Vs. Fresh Christmas Trees

Did you know each fresh Christmas tree at your local Lowe’s Garden Centre is a naturally grown Balsam fir? Our Balsam Fir Christmas trees are pesticide-free, fertilized once a year, and 100% Canadian grown.

When the season is over, our Christmas trees are recycled into mulch and used for landscaping and gardening projects.

Artificial trees have their benefits, but it’s hard to rival the scent of a fresh Christmas tree! Let the distinct fragrance of your Christmas tree waft through your living room during the holiday season by giving it some extra TLC. After choosing your tree from your local Lowe’s and transporting it to your home, ensure you have a tree stand large enough to hold four litres of water as well as the trunk of the tree. Use warm water the first time around so the sap can flow freely and remember to top up the water daily.

That’s a wrap! You now know what to consider when figuring out if you should choose an artificial or fresh Christmas tree for the holidays. Remember to share your decorated tree with us on social!

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