Did You Know:
Oregon produces the most Christmas trees.
Since 1966, the National Christmas Tree Association has given a Christmas tree to the President and the first family.
Growing Christmas trees provide a habitat for wildlife.
An acre of Christmas trees provide the daily oxygen requirements for 18 people.
Recycled trees have been used to make sand and soil erosion barriers and are placed in ponds for fish shelters.
Christmas trees remove dust and pollen from the air.
Christmas trees take 7-13 years to mature.
In 1856 Franklin Pierce, the 14th President of the United States, was the first President to place a Christmas tree in the White House.
Artificial trees will last for six years in your home, but for centuries in a landfill. They contain non-bioldegradable plastics and possible metal toxins such as lead.
Christmas Trees are grown in all 50 states, including Hawaii and Alaska.
100,00- people are employed in the Christmas Tree industry.
98% of all Christmas Trees are grown on farms.
President Coolidge started the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on the White House lawn in 1923.
More than 1,000,000 acres of land have been planted with Christmas trees.
On average, over 2,000 Christmas Trees are planted per acre.
Thomas Edison's assistant, Edward Johnson, came up with the idea of electric lights for Christmas Trees in 1882.
Real Christmas Trees are involved in less than one-tenth of one percent of residential fires and only when ignited by some external ignition source.
59% of real Christmas Trees harvested are recycled in community programs.
* Information taken from www.urbanext.uiuc.edu