Only artificial trees for us. One thing is cost. a good 8 foot douglas fur can go for over $250. (everything is shipped into Hawaii by container from Washington and Oregon) Also, about 12 or 13 years ago I was up at 4 AM on the first day the Christmas Trees go on sale and helping my wife picking them out. Hold this one up, drag that one out and hold it up...
With in an hour, every place the trees has touched my skin began to swell and turn colors. I was wearing shorts and a t-shirt. Ended up spending the day in the hospital because I looked like a red and purple Michelin Man. Couldn't breathe.
It had never happened before... or since... (but don't tell my wife)
I'm not taking any chances.
I'm beginning to like artificial trees.