Mother Earth Living

A Guide Comparing Organic and Conventional Christmas Trees

A guide comparing organic and conventional Christmas trees, includes differences between organically grown and Christmas tree lot trees and information on Christmas tree farms.
By Jim Minick
November/December 2003
Add to My MSN

Comparing organic and conventional Christmas trees and locations to buy an organic Christmas tree.
Photo Courtesy Clover Hollow

Content Tools

Learn about comparing organic and conventional Christmas trees and the differences between organic and Christmas tree lot trees.

On Christmas morning when the family is gathered around the tree, the last thing on your mind is pesticides. Unfortunately, many tree farming practices degrade the environment and disrupt natural ecosystems. A few Christmas tree growers, however, challenge these conventional practices by foregoing harmful chemicals. This guide helps you when comparing organic and conventional Christmas trees.

Christmas tree farming is a long-term commitment because a tree takes six to ten years to mature. Some natural growers include:

Clover Hollow Christmas Tree Farm: Newport, Virginia.

Glen Ayre Tree Farm: Mitchell County, North Carolina.

Nature’s Own Farm: Marshall, North Carolina.

Texas Organic Nursery & Christmas Tree Farm: Mexia, Texas.

Post a comment below.


Subscribe today and save 58%

Subscribe to Mother Earth Living !

Mother Earth LivingWelcome to Mother Earth Living, the authority on green lifestyle and design. Each issue of Mother Earth Living features advice to create naturally healthy and nontoxic homes for yourself and your loved ones. With Mother Earth Living by your side, you’ll discover all the best and latest information you want on choosing natural remedies and practicing preventive medicine; cooking with a nutritious and whole-food focus; creating a nontoxic home; and gardening for food, wellness and enjoyment. Subscribe to Mother Earth Living today to get inspired on the art of living wisely and living well.

Save Money & a Few Trees!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You’ll save an additional $5 and get six issues of Mother Earth Living for just $14.95! (Offer valid only in the U.S.)

Or, choose Bill Me and pay just $19.95.

(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here