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Christmas tree: Real or fake?

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  1. 1. Do you get a real Christmas tree or a fake one?

    • Real
      50
    • Fake
      61
    • Fake, but would prefer a real one
      17
    • Neither (don't celebrate, etc.)
      17
  2. 2. How much would a real tree cost where you live (6 foot tree)?

    • 0 - 15
      19
    • 15 - 30
      32
    • 30 - 45
      36
    • 45 - 60
      29
    • 60 - 75
      15
    • 75 - 90
      9
    • > 90 (please specify)
      5

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It's that time of the year again, and the question sparked in my head when I saw the Christmas tree lots getting set up.

So, real, fake, fake but would prefer a real one (real ones to expensive) or neither (don't celebrate, etc.)?

I would never imagine of getting a fake tree. They can cost hundreds of dollars when a real one only costs $10. However, I live in Oregon, the biggest Christmas tree producer in the United States, so they are bound to be cheap.

Edit: Added another poll for how much a real tree costs in your area.

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Oh gawd...
I work at Lowe's (home improvement store)
and I deal with the live trees, Take the off them trucks, trim them for customers, use a chain saw to cut a small piece of the trunk, then put them in netting and take it out to their car.

THIS SUCKS!!!
i picked fake, because I'm tired of smelling like those damn trees and dealing with them, especially when the customer is picky.

The real trees we have are from $20 for a 5-6ft to $120 for 11-12ft.

I don't celebrate xmas, I'm Hindu.

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Fake.

Cheaper in the long run.
No mess.
No smell.
No allergies.

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Real
$20 @ Ikea

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22 years of real trees....sometimes i go to the tree farm and cut it down myself, sometimes i grab one from the shop

now that my ceilings in the addition are tall we can get a 10' tree!!!! :D

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None would be my preference but I guess with my niece and all the family home might have the fake one set up this year.

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Fake / $15

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I was thinking this poll would contain a photo in which we'd have to decide whether the tree depicted was real or fake. You know, to see if we could tell from the bristles and from seeing quite a few chopped trees in our time. Hopes: deflated. :laugh:

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Real here, atleast since I moved in with the girlfriend who doesn't like fake ones.
And you know, putting some arbitrary number without a currency means it won't be a good measure of price seeing as different places can be quite drastically different.

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Real, Love the Smell, Look, Operation of getting / disposing of the tree

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I much prefer real trees. As for costs..free. I just go into the woods ant cut one :D

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We went 'fake' about a decade ago, after my parents realised they couldn't stay [b]tree-murderers[/b] forever.

But we have shoe boxes of pine needles collected the previous year from neighbours. These can be sprinkled around the base of the fake tree after it's been up for a couple of weeks to help promote a more festive atmosphere. :santa:

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We cut out own trees from our property however in the past they usually would cost about $20 for a 7'.

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I selected "None". Not because I dislike Christmas, but unfortunately it is against fire code to have real tree indoors where I live. When I was a child we always had real trees in the house at Christmas time, even when I was living abroad. On principle I refuse to buy a fake tree, plus if I did I have no place to store it when it's no longer the holiday season and having a Christmas tree up in July is just tacky. :p

edit: oh, and a 6ft tree around here would typically cost $35-$50 depending on what type and how full it is.

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Fake. We used to get real ones, but it became too much of a hassle with having to go out and pick a tree, watering it, and picking up needles. Not sure of an exact price, but whenever we used to go out to cut our own trees, I think it cost about $25 or $30.

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I don't buy one. I 'celebrate' Christmas, to an extent, but I don't bother with the tree or decorations. Because of that, I'm not sure what the price would be.

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Fake, US$15 and below. We don't hunt for pine trees like a madman in the Philippines, or even have capabilities to do so.

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fake, only because I can put it in the box and bring it out the next year. As for cost, neither me nor my parents ever bought a real one, so I just guessed at random.

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real, i like picking the tree and it smells awesome when it's up.

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Fake, they're cheaper, last longer, and look nicer.

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If I were to buy one it'd be a real one.

Cost for a 6ft tree here: Around 30

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We've had an artificial tree for as long as I can remember, and it's always been the same one. I think real trees for 6ft are around

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[quote name='qdave' date='28 November 2010 - 01:29' timestamp='1290907791' post='593432820']
I much prefer real trees. As for costs..free. I just go into the woods ant cut one :D
[/quote]

You'd probably be arrested if you did that in the UK :(

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Fake, but would prefer a real one, as we've never had one before. My parents have used the same fake Christmas tree since the late 1980s.

I don't know, but after doing a little bit of searching, I voted for

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Fake, its more about the lights + decorations for me. Had a white tree for last two years.

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