Artificial trees have become one of the most popular decorative items in modern homes, offices, and yards, as they have the versatility that traditional trees don’t. That’s especially true if you want to add different colored plants and leaves into the mix and keep everything clean and tidy, with minimum maintenance requirements.
Interestingly, though they sound like a more modern concept, the first artificial trees were actually made in Germany during the 1880s. They were invented as a response to a massive deforestation problem caused by the increased demand for decorative greenery, leading to the creation of goose feather artificial trees. Goose feathers, dyed green and secured by a wire, served as leaves.
Modern-day indoor and outdoor artificial trees use UV-resistant PVC materials for greenery and look almost exactly like a fresh-cut plant. The only difference lies in the lack of maintenance associated with traditional trees.