O, tannenbaum! Is natural or artificial Christmas tree best?

If the holidays are truly a time for peace on earth and goodwill toward all, someone forgot to tell the Christmas tree people.

For these holiday antagonists, there can be no yule truce: It’s either a natural tree grown at a farm or an artificial model that lasts year after year.

Choose wisely, each side says, because the other option can be downright dangerous, carrying risks for allergies, environmental damage and even lead…

“There is a perception among the National Christmas Tree Association that artificial trees are stealing their business,” said Harman, who is also president of the American Christmas Tree Association. “Whether or not that’s really true or Christmas tree use per capita has declined, they’ve historically put out a bunch of content about artificial trees that isn’t true.”