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Christmas Tree Facts

Real Christmas trees are an all-American product, grown in all 50 states, including Alaska and Hawaii. Most artificial trees are manufactured in Korea, Taiwan, or Hong Kong.

Real trees are a renewable, recyclable resource. Artificial trees contain non-biodegradable plastics and metals.

For every real Christmas tree harvested, 2 to 3 seedlings are planted in its place.

There are about 1 million acres in production for growing Christmas trees. The trees take in carbon dioxide and give off oxygen.

There are about 15,000 Christmas tree growers in the U.S., and over 100,000 people employed full or part time in the industry.

There are approximately 15 choose and harvest farms in the state of Nebraska.

It can take as many as 15 years to grow a tree of average retail sale height (6 feet), but the average growing time in 7 years.

The top selling Christmas trees are: Balsam Fir, Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Noble Fir, Scotch Pine, Virginia Pine and White Pine.

 

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