Give a Gift Back to the Environment!
- For every real Christmas tree harvested on a wholesale tree farm, 2 to 3 seedlings are planted in its place. On our choose and Cut farms we culture new trees up from the established stumps after they are cut. We plant where trees have died out due to improper cutting or natural mortality.
- There are about 1 million acres in production for growing Christmas trees. Each acre provides the daily oxygen requirements of 18 people.
- 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 5,000 choose and cut farms in the U.S.
- It can take as many as 15 years to grow from a seedling to a tree of average retail sale height (6 feet), but the average growing time in 7 years. When another tree is cultured from an established stump that time can be half as long!
- The top selling Christmas trees are: White Fir, Douglas Fir, Noble Fir and Scotch Pine. Recently in our area Giant Sequoia has become increasingly popular (did you know that the Giant Sequoia is the official State Tree of California?)
- The first fake trees in the United States appeared in the 1930s and were manufactured by the Addis Brush Company using the machines they used to produce toilet brushes. Think about that. Do you really want to celebrate Christmas with a fake tree that shares its “roots” with a toilet brush?