Choices, choices. Which Christmas tree will you pick this festive season?
Will you be buying a real tree, an artificial one or improvising with plants in your house?
A glittering presence in New York -- the annual Rockefeller Center lighting ceremony.
Christmas trees at a farm in Dumfries, Scotland are wrapped and ready for the living rooms up and down the UK.
An eco-friendly Christmas tree was installed at the Basilica de San Francisco explanade in La Paz, Bolivia in 2013. Artificial indoor trees are popular -- around 11.5 million bought them in the US alone in 2016.
Elephants at Germany's Berlin Zoo feed on leftover Christmas trees.
It's important to dispose of your tree responsibly. Your local authority may have a recycling program which will turn your discarded tree into chippings and compost.
Sadly, many trees end up on street corners and eventually wind up in the nearest landfill site.
Burning a Christmas tree, as this man is doing in Amsterdam, Netherlands attracts a relatively small carbon footprint -- an incinerated two-meter tree will produce around 3.5 kg CO2e, according to the UK's Carbon Trust.
This, tree, however, could end up in landfill which is far less environmentally friendly. Decomposing Christmas trees emit methane -- a powerful greenhouse gas.