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Christmas tree: Real or fake?

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Poll: Christmas tree: Real or fake?

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

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How much would a real tree cost where you live (6 foot tree)?

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#1 Mr aldo

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 00:41

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.

#2 GuJu


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Posted 28 November 2010 - 00:49

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.

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.

#3 Xilo


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Posted 28 November 2010 - 00:51


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

#4 rvbfan


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Posted 28 November 2010 - 01:03

$20 @ Ikea

#5 Co_Co


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Posted 28 November 2010 - 01:08

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

#6 Syanide


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Posted 28 November 2010 - 01:10

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.

#7 shockz


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Posted 28 November 2010 - 01:12

Fake / $15

#8 random_n



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Posted 28 November 2010 - 01:19

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:

#9 vetCorris


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Posted 28 November 2010 - 01:24

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.

#10 Edrick Smith

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 01:25

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

#11 qdave


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Posted 28 November 2010 - 01:29

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

#12 James7


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Posted 28 November 2010 - 01:55

We went 'fake' about a decade ago, after my parents realised they couldn't stay tree-murderers 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:

#13 Mainer82



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Posted 28 November 2010 - 01:58

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

#14 Sarx



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Posted 28 November 2010 - 02:25

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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Posted 28 November 2010 - 08:50

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.