The Time for Christmas Tree Adventures

The Time for Christmas Tree Adventures

Haylie Shipp
Haylie Shipp
With your Southeast Regional Ag News, I am Haylie Shipp. This is the Ag Information Network.

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree.. If you haven’t yet unpacked or chopped down that tree, there is still time and, get this, it could be your December opportunity for a generational adventure.

Marsha Gray is the executive director of the Real Christmas Tree Board, the national promotion and research organization funded by North American Christmas tree growers that is overseen and authorized by the Department of Agriculture.

“We have lots of newbies every year. It tends to be younger families. And now, most people grew up with an artificial Christmas tree, just statistically. They don’t remember. Mom and Dad probably pulled it out of a box. So you might get to be the adventurist and get out and figure out how to do it.”

Tips and tricks can be found on their website,

“If it was precut, make sure there’s a new cut put on the bottom or the tree will not take up water. That is the most essential step. Your tree will stay nice and fresh for the entire season. You’ve just got to water it and you don’t need to put in any special additives.”

This close to the holiday, trees are starting to get snagged up, but she does push you back to that website, for a tree locator. This is not all-inclusive but does have a fairly extensive and updated list.

this holiday season.

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