These associations also are working to get the word out that if you are environmentally sensitive and aware, then you should want to buy real trees because they are fantastic for the environment. Each tree planted by Cool Springs Nursery has been working 24/7 for eight plus years cleaning up the environment, stopping erosion, fighting pollution and producing oxygen. How many fake trees can do this? We have got to get the word out that consumers are not just buying a Christmas tree; they are supporting an industry that plants over 30 million trees each year each of which benefit the environment for almost ten years before it is cut. This adds up to over 300 million trees, one for each person in the United States that would not have been planted if consumers did not buy live Christmas trees. Fake trees are trying to put an end to this great situation and in many ways we are at war with them.

This endeavor is supported by Cool Springs Nursery and the following associations:

National Christmas Tree Association

North Carolina Christmas Tree Association

Avery County Christmas Tree Association

Watauga County Christmas Tree Association

Garden Centers of America

North Carolina State Educational Extension

The Mid Atlantic Nurseryman and Landscaper’s Association, sponsor of the MANTS Trade Show in Baltimore, Md.

The New England Nurserymen’s and Landscaper’s Association, sponsor of the New England Grows Show Boston, Ma.

The Pennsylvania Nurserymen’s and Landscaper’s Association, sponsor of the PANTS Show Philadelphia

The Florida Nurserymen’s and Landscaper’s Association, sponsor of the TPIE in Fort Lauderdale and the FNGLA Show

Ohio Nurserymen’s and Landscape Association, sponsor of the CENTS Trade Show in Columbus, OH

Independent Garden Center Association

Watauga County Choose and Cut Association