Choosing a Christmas Tree: Real or Fake?

Each holiday season, shoppers find themselves confronted with a choice: celebrate with a fresh, real tree, or one that is artificial plastic or aluminum. What most people don’t realize is that the best choice has ALWAYS been the traditional and natural choice – a real Christmas tree. Real Christmas Trees Benefit the Environment While they’re…
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Christmas Tree Facts

We have collected a few Christmas tree facts to share with you: There are approximately 25-30 million real Christmas trees sold in the U.S. every year There are close to 350 million real Christmas trees currently growing on Christmas tree farms in the U.S. alone, all planted by farmers North American Christmas trees are grown…
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History of the Christmas Tree

1510 – The first written record of a decorated Christmas Tree comes from Riga, Latvia. Men of the local merchants’ guild decorated a tree with artificial roses, danced around it in the marketplace and then set fire to it. The rose was used for many years and is considered to be a symbol for the…
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How To Select a Christmas Tree

Selecting a good Christmas tree is the best step you can take to keep your farm-grown Christmas tree fresh and lively.  Fresh, farm-grown Christmas trees may be purchased from either retail lots or Choose & Cut farms.  Following these tips will help you select the best possible tree from each type of location: Retail Lots…
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Christmas Tree Care Instructions

Did you know that when a Christmas tree is cut, more than half of its weight is actually water? In order to maintain the quality of your tree proper care is essential. Here are several tips on how to properly care for your Christmas tree: Be sure your Christmas Tree stand has a good reservoir…
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Christmas Tree Care Myths

Misinformation about proper Christmas tree care can reduce the enjoyment of a real Christmas tree. Unfortunately, many well-intended, but poorly informed sources spread ineffective home remedies that have no scientific basis. The following questions represent some of the more common myths. The answers are based on extensive tree keepability research at several universities and experiment…
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Christmas Tree Fire Safety

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), approximately one tenth of one percent (0.12%) of residential fires involve a Christmas tree – both real and artificial. At NO time can a real Christmas tree START or CAUSE a fire. Christmas trees do not spontaneously combust. In 1998 more than 32 million real Christmas trees…
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