- 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 Real Christmas Trees are grown in all 50 states and Canada. Eighty percent (80%) of artificial trees worldwide are manufactured in China, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.
- Real Trees...
If purchased farm-fresh, a real Christmas tree should last at least 5-6 weeks before drying out and turning brown.
Do you know where your Christmas tree came from or when it was cut?
Traditionally, most people purchase their fresh-cut Christmas tree the weekend after Thanksgiving. Hoping that they are getting the pick of the plantation, plus they assume it helps make the tree last through December 25th. What most don't know is that the best time to buy a Christmas tree from big-box stores and tree lots is in mid-November. The reason being, most of the Christmas trees on display at stores and tree lots have been cut as early as late-October. This is due to farms having to ship their trees to distribution centers that will then divide (in their hot warehouses) the trees to be shipped again...