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Merry Christmas | Real Christmas Trees, Christmas Tradition
Scotch Pine

The needles of this tree don’t even fall when they’re dry. The color is a bright green. The most common Christmas tree in the U.S., this tree has an excellent survival rate, is easy to replant, has great keep-ability and will remain fresh throughout the holiday season.

Balsam Fir

The needles on this tree are 3/4 - 1 ½ in. in length and last a very long time. This tree has a dark-green appearance and retains its pleasing fragrance throughout the Christmas season.

Douglas Fir

These soft needles are dark green - blue green in color and are approx. 1 - 1 ½ in. in length. The needles radiate in all directions from the branch. When crushed, these needles have a sweet fragrance. This tree is one of the top major Christmas tree species in the U.S.

Virginia Pine

These branches are stout and woody and respond very well to trimming. It is small- medium in size and its foliage becomes extremely dense. Aside from being a good nesting site for woodpeckers. It is a very popular Christmas tree in the South.

Blue Spruce

Often used for stuffing pine-pillows, these sharp needles are 1 - 1 ½ in. in length. This species is bluish-gray in color and has a bad odor when needles are crushed. This Christmas Tree has good symmetrical form and has an attractive blue foliage.

Quick Christmas Tree Facts
(Thanks to the National Christmas Tree Association
for the information.)
  • There are approximately 25 - 30 million Real Christmas Trees sold in the U.S. every year.
  • Approximately 330,000 Real Christmas Trees are sold via e-commerce or catalogue and shipped mail-order.
  • North-American Real Christmas Trees are grown in all 50 states and Canada. Eighty percent (80%) of artificial trees are manufactured in China.
  • Real Trees are a renewable, recyclable resource. Artificial trees contain non-biodegradable plastics and possible metal toxins such as lead.
  • Consumers can locate the nearest recycling program by logging ontowww.realchristmastrees.org
  • For every Real Christmas Tree harvested, up to 3 seedlings are planted in its place the following spring.
  • There are about 500,000 acres in production for growing Christmas Trees in the U.S. Each acre provides the daily oxygen requirements of 18 people.
  • There are about 21,000 Christmas Tree growers in the U.S., and over 100,000 people employed full or part-time in the industry.
  • It can take as many as 15 years to grow a tree of average retail sale height (6 - 7 feet) or as little as 4 years, but the average growing time is 7 years.
  • The top Christmas Tree producing states are Oregon, North Carolina, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan. (See a complete list of all 50 states ranked by several variables.)
  • The top selling Christmas Trees are: balsam fir, Douglas fir, Fraser fir, noble fir, Scotch pine, Virginia pine, and white pine.
  • Click Here for suggestions on picking a real Christmas Tree for your Christmas Holiday.



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