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Christmas Tree Facts

  • Real Christmas trees are an all-American product, grown in all 50 states, including Alaska and Hawaii. Most artificial trees are manufactured in Korea, Taiwan, or Hong Kong.
  • Real trees are a renewable, recyclable resource. Artificial trees contain non-biodegradable plastics and metals.
  • For every real Christmas tree harvested, 2 to 3 seedlings are planted in its place.
  • There are about 1 million acres in production for growing Christmas trees. Each acre provides the daily oxygen requirements of 18 people.
  • There are about 15,000 Christmas tree growers in the U.S., and over 100,000 people employed full or part time in the industry.
  • There are approximately 100 choose and harvest farms in the Iowa.
  • It can take as many as 15 years to grow a tree of average retail sale height (6 feet), but the average growing time in 7 years.
  • The top selling Christmas trees in Iowa are: Scotch Pine and White Pine.


 


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