|Makes a good case on behalf of the trees! I feel bad for the Christmas trees, year after year I look in my friends houses and see trees that don't belong but are indoors.
Others planted a Christmas tree outdoors and decorated each year, while keeping it alive. However, in my part of the world, the trees come from a special area in the forest where they grown for 10-15 years for that exact purpose, so taking their lives seems trivial, since they wouldn't be there if it weren't for Christmas.
I do like your writing style, however, I feel you tend to overuse the brackets (or maybe I don't use them enough) Brackets aren't intended to be used in dialogue.