In Montana, we're giving Christmas trees to children's charities.
Most people know that trees provide us life-giving services—for example, forests store and filter half of our nation’s water, and provide more than a million wood product jobs to American workers.
But of course they also provide other things … such as Christmas trees! Real Christmas trees are better for the environment and better for the economy than fake ones. Plus, they smell wonderful!
Cut your own tree from a nearby National forest or state land, if possible. If you're lucky, maybe you live near a nature preserve where you can get a tree.
Here are the top Nature Conservancy preserves where you can take your family a-huntin’ for a Christmas tree:
P.S. Check out a Christmas tree harvest on California lands the Conservancy helped protect near San Francisco!March 12, 2013