christmas tree care, real trees
During the holiday season, thousands of South Dakotans will continue the tradition of decorating a real Christmas tree. Gifts displayed beneath a fresh, fragrant, well-lit tree are a key part of many holiday memories. Sometimes people decide not to have a real Christmas tree and purchase an artificial tree instead. Often this is done because of a concern about fire safety. Real Christmas trees are not the fire risk that many believe.
Ball, John and Graper, David, "Caring for Your Real Christmas Tree" (1992). SDSU Extension Extra Archives. 216.