If you’re in the market for a new artificial Christmas tree, you may be a bit overwhelmed by the dizzying range of shapes, sizes, and colors you can choose from. The most basic decision you probably need to make is whether to buy a traditional green tree or a contemporary colored one. Let’s break down and check out the advantages of each one.
A familiar appearance
It’s probably safe to say that most of us grew up with traditional Christmas trees, such as the Treetopia Oh Christmas Tree.
Our fond memories of the mountain of gifts under our green tree are ones we’ll cherish forever. It is precisely this feeling of nostalgia and comfort that makes a green tree so irresistible. Plus, knowing that we’re keeping a time-honored tradition alive makes our heart swell with pride.
Highly realistic foliage
Most of today’s artificial Christmas trees are made from polyvinyl chloride plastic or PVC. An artificial tree usually has flat, stiff PVC needles, which can limit the tree’s realism. However, a number of manufacturers now offer trees made of polyethylene or PE. This type of tree is incredibly realistic, mimicking the color, shape, and texture of a live tree with amazing accuracy. Currently, the majority of PE trees are available only in natural green shades to further enhance realism.