A long look back at the 'Cadillac' of Christmas trees

Ebony Scott
November 23, 2017

Cllr Stuart Wallace, Chair of Nottinghamshire County Council's Adult Social Care and Health Public Committee, said: "Many Christmas trees for sale in shops are imported from overseas, whereas Brooke Farm's trees are either grown in the county or are from a United Kingdom source". We were in the middle of a great recession, people weren't buying as many trees so farmers at that point weren't planting as many and now feeling the effects seven to sen years later and the artificial trieees.

As the holidays quickly approach, a number of Connecticut-grown Christmas tree farms will be opening for business this week.

Christmas tree farms across northern MI are working to ship trees across the country.

"It's been good to us", Hicks said of the tree business.

"These trees will last a month or more", he said. "We can not manufacture real Christmas trees".

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"They are extremely welcoming people", Milnes said. The customer never touches the tree. Early Americans were late to adopt Christmas trees because early Puritan settlers thought the tradition - as well as carols and other concepts - were Pagan influences. Hours vary through the week, but if you visit before the sun sets, you'll have plenty of time to pick your cream of the crop.

The annual ceremonial tree-cutting event was sponsored by the Wisconsin Christmas Tree Producers Association and hosted by Karen and Bill Miller, who own and operate Ginter Tree Farm and Twin Creek Nursery and Green House.

Penland said he was forced to close up shop on December 5 previous year.

Brentlinger, 70, has been gardening since age 6 and has been selling fresh-cut trees from his farm for more than 20 years.

"It's tough, but we're doing it, and we're really excited about it", he said. At this time of year, it is best to cut the entire tree rather than pruning a tree that will be left standing.

Once you buy your tree, get it into a strong stand don't let it dry out during the holiday season. "They tell me that some of the big nurseries out in the West actually pulled ten to twelve million seedlings and they had nobody to sell them to because they were over producing". "If there is a shortage, maybe I will sell more", he said.

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