Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Interesting Facts about Cristmas Trees

Here are some interesting facts about the Christmas trees.

Every year about 25 to 30 million Christmas trees are being sold across the United States.

The best selling trees are Scotch pine, Douglas fir, Noble fir, Fraser fir, Virginia pine, Balsam fir and white pine.

About 100,000 people are employed in the Christmas tree industry.

More than 2,000 trees are usually planted per acre and almost all trees require shearing to have Christmas tree shape.

It takes several minutes to shear each tree.

Shearing gives the bush the beautiful shape of Christmas tree.

Trees are ready for harvest at a height of 6 to 7 feet.

Growing Christmas trees provides a habitat for wildlife.

Christmas trees remove dust and pollen from the air.

The top branch of the Christmas tree, where the angel goes, is called the leader. The length of the leader determines the actual shape of the tree and quite often it is responsible for the sale of tree.

After surviving heavy rains, hail storms and drought, a Christmas tree takes 6 to 10 years to mature.

98 percent of all Christmas trees are grown on farms.


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