Gruver's Christmas tress are 100% all-American, and cultivated in your local community. When you purchase a tree from Gruver's Tree Farm you support a small business and family.
Real trees emit Oxygen & absorb toxic CO2. ONE Christmas tree acre produces enough daily oxygen for 18 people. A tree farm absorbs 1 ton of CO2 over its lifetime!
At Gruver's Tree Farm, it takes us about 7 years to grow the average Christmas tree. Each year we cultivate and hand trim our trees with love and care to ensure your family has the highest quality tree around.
Real Christmas trees are biodegradable. 85% of real trees are recycled turning into mulch, material to restore wetlands, as well as become animal habitats. Purchasing a tree from a local farm also requires less transportation which generally means less congestion, habitat loss, and pollution.
About 85 % of Artificial Trees are made in China and are shipped aboard a container ship. Artificial trees are then sold at big corporations. Profits from these sales contribute to the wealth of CEOS and stockholders.
Artificial trees are transported via cargo ships. Just ONE cargo ship emits pollutants equal to 50 million cars in just 1 year.
It takes 7 weeks or less for an artificial tree to be made in a factory. Christmas trees made in these factories practice unsafe and unfair labor policies.
Artificial trees cannot be recycled. Artificial trees are a petroleum-based product manufactured primarily in factories. The average family will use an artificial tree for only six to nine years before throwing it away—where it will remain in a landfill for centuries after it is discarded.