Why Buy Real?

Nothing beats a real tree for creating a beautiful Christmas.

You should feel good about purchasing a real Nova Scotia balsam fir from Porter River for your family during the holiday season. Besides being so simple to order, our Balsam fir trees and wreaths.

The spicy and delicious fragrance of the balsam fir tree sets them apart from all other types of fir trees. A fake tree can’t even compete in the aroma category!

When your friends and family come over to your home or business during the holiday season, they will be greeted with a smooth, festive smell that will put everyone in good Christmas spirits. The fresh, living scent of a real tree cannot be duplicated with any chemically added fake tree aromas!

Here at Porter River we are obviously big fans of the real Christmas tree and here's a few reasons why!

  • A real Balsam fir Christmas tree will fill your home with that world famous sweet Balsam aroma.
  • One acre of real Christmas trees produces the daily oxygen requirement for 18 people.
  • Almost all municipalities have Christmas tree chipping and recycling programs in place. The chips or mulch can be used for landscaping, gardening, playground material, hiking trails, paths and walkways. They can be used for beachfront erosion prevention, lake and river shoreline stabilization and fish and wildlife habitat.
  • Buying a real Christmas tree supports our farmers, their employees, and their communities.
  • Despite popular belief, a well-cared for real Christmas tree is less likely to accelerate a home fire than an artificial tree.
  • If an artificial tree burns, the toxic smoke created is very dangerous and harmful.
  • Artificial Christmas trees are made from PVC plastic, a petroleum product made from a non-renewable resource.
  • Artificial trees take centuries to biodegrade.
  • Most Artificial trees come from China where relaxed environmental laws lead to polluted neighborhoods surrounding manufacturing facilities.
  • Carcinogens like dioxin, ethylene dichloride, and vinyl chloride are generated during the production of PVC plastic.
  • Chinese produced artificial trees must travel halfway across the world to be sold in North America, further increasing its carbon footprint.

Go Real! Our delivery service brings our beautiful trees directly to your door! We can even help with setup (no 'fluffing' required! Our trees come ready to decorate) and pick it up after the holidays. This creates a hassle free Christmas without the trouble of finding and transporting a real tree or reserving storage space for that ugly old fake tree for the rest of the year.