Opt for an artificial or natural Christmas tree
Whether an artificial Christmas tree or a natural Christmas tree is better for the environment depends largely on how long you use it.
Based on a recent study, an artificial tree is the more environmentally friendly option if you use it for longer than 20 years. However, most people only keep their artificial tree for an average of six years. In this case, purchasing a new natural tree every season will actually result in the lower carbon footprint.
Opting for a natural tree has the added benefit of stimulating the local economy, as artificial trees are usually manufactured outside of Canada while natural trees are grown on local tree farms. Don't forget, as well, that a natural tree can be recycled once the holidays are over. Contact your municipality to find out about tree collection dates and locations.