Christmas Tree Fun Facts
-There are approximately 30-35 million live Christmas Trees sold in the United States every year.
-The average time to grow a standard 7-8 ft live Christmas tree is 7-10 years.
-There are a half billion Christmas trees growing on farms across the United States, all grown by farmers.
-There are Christmas tree farms in all 50 states.
-For every real tree harvested, 1-3 seedlings are planted to replace the tree cut.
-There are almost 350,000 acres in production for growing Christmas Trees in The United States, all preserving green space.
-There are close to 15,000 Christmas Tree Farms in the Untied States which employ over 100,000 people.
-The Dees’ Christmas Tree Farm is 250 acres in the State of Maine. One acre of Christmas trees provides the oxygen for 18 people per day.
-The Dees’ Christmas Tree Farm produces 90% Balsam Fir and 10% Frasier Fir.
-Growing Christmas trees provides a natural habitat for many forms of wildlife. On the Dees’ Farm in Maine we have numerous sightings of deer, black bear, porcupine, beaver, moose, chipmunks and other animals.
-In 1856 President Franklin Pierce was the first President to place a Christmas tree in the White House.
-President Coolidge started the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on the White House Lawn in 1923
-93% of consumers recycle their live Christmas tree in community recycle programs, or mulch them for their backyards
-84% of live Christmas trees are purchased by consumers pre-cut in garden centers, stores or tree lots. 16% were cut your own.
-Christmas trees are tied up using rope or netting to protect them during shipment.
-Real Christmas trees are involved in less than one-tenth of one percent of residential fires and only when ignited by some external sources. (Real trees are safe)
-Recycled Christmas trees are often used as erosion barriers on beaches.
-Live Christmas trees do not take up space in landfills
-The first week in your home, a live Christmas tree will consume 1quart of water per day.
-The fresh live wreaths and garlands that The Dees’ produces are manufactured with greenery harvested off the farm inMaine. This greenery is cut off of trees specifically grown for the brush. These trees are never cut down and are used and harvested the same every year in similar fashion of how they get wool from animals.
(Fact sources: National Christmas Tree Association)
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