For those of us who want to be environmentally conscious but can’t let go of the idea of enjoying a Christmas tree, the decision must be made whether to invest in a faux tree or enjoy a real tree. It can be a monumental task just sorting through the information in the ongoing debate of which option is better for the earth. A helpful place to start is the Organic Consumers Association’s compilation of articles assembled over the past year regarding Christmas trees and their impact on the environment.