Christmas trees have been part of the winter holiday since the Middle Ages. The first decorated Christmas tree was in Riga, Latvia in 1510, according to Christmas Tree Facts from the University of Illinois Extension.
Some people like the convenience and perfect form of an artificial tree. They can put it up early and don’t need to worry about disposal.
For others, only a real tree will do. They like the fragrance and the fun of choosing a new tree every year. They may also see real trees as a more environmentally-friendly option.
Some people want a live tree that they can plant after the Christmas season is over.
What is your preference? Tells us in our Fake or Real Christmas tree poll.