“Whether you’re landscaping an outdoor garden or decorating the interior your home, trees are a good option. But whether you opt for fake or real trees really depends on what you’re trying to accomplish, both in the short and long term. An advantage of a fake tree is that it can be made to order precisely in your desired size. When planning for an indoor tree this may be to your advantage, since the tree won’t outgrow the building. If you’re landscaping outside, however, a tree’s growth may be a lesser consideration. Whether you place them inside or outside, real trees must be watered, pruned and cared for so that they remain healthy. Fake trees require little maintenance and never die or lose their leaves. Again, if the tree is for indoor use, the fake tree may be to your advantage. When it comes to environmental benefits, real trees have the big advantage. Not only are they generally prettier than fake trees, they absorb carbon dioxide and produce oxygen, which is something we need to breathe. Additionally, real trees can reduce the cost of air conditioning a home by providing natural shade.