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Merry and bright: Beautiful Christmas trees to visit

Merry and bright: Beautiful Christmas trees to visit | Christmas Trees and More | Scoop.it
After decorating your own version, take a trip to visit these magnificent Christmas trees.
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Growers Grateful for Higher Christmas Tree Prices

Growers Grateful for Higher Christmas Tree Prices | Christmas Trees and More | Scoop.it
Christmas tree likely will cost a little more this year, and growers like John Tillman say it's about time. Six years of decreased demand and low prices put many growers out of business. Those who withstood the downturn are relieved they survived. "I'm awful proud to still be in the...
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California's Severe Drought Impacting Quality of Christmas Trees

California's Severe Drought Impacting Quality of Christmas Trees | Christmas Trees and More | Scoop.it

California's Severe Drought Impacting Quality of Christmas Trees

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Capitol Christmas tree to come to Washington D.C. from Chippewa National Forest

Capitol Christmas tree to come to Washington D.C.  from Chippewa National Forest | Christmas Trees and More | Scoop.it

A tree from the Chippewa National Forest will head to Washington D.C., for the Christmas holiday.

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Christmas tree for US Capitol marked in Minnesota

Christmas tree for US Capitol marked in Minnesota | Christmas Trees and More | Scoop.it
This year's United States Capitol Christmas tree will be cut from the Chippewa National Forest
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Christmas Tree Craft

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A fun craft to do with kids - paint a pine cone and turn it into a mini Christmas tree!

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2014 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Project under way on Chippewa National Forest

2014 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Project under way on Chippewa National Forest | Christmas Trees and More | Scoop.it
CASS LAKE — Chippewa National Forest Supervisor Darla Lenz announced last December that the Forest will be providing the 2014 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree. Since then, Forest employees, partners and community members have been building up momentum to get a 65-foot tree to Washington, D.C. to grace the front lawn of the U.S. Capitol building in December.
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History of Christmas Trees

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Find out more about the history of History of Christmas Trees, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com
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Growers resume push for Christmas tree 'tax'

Growers resume push for Christmas tree 'tax' | Christmas Trees and More | Scoop.it
The push for a Christmas tree tax is back.
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Poinsettia popularity contest a Christmas tradition

Poinsettia popularity contest a Christmas tradition | Christmas Trees and More | Scoop.it
Every December, the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre invites the public to a poinsettia open house to gawk at more than 100 varieties in a spectrum of colours. People get to vote for their favourites.
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If a Tree Falls in the Den ...

If a Tree Falls in the Den ... | Christmas Trees and More | Scoop.it
Experts weigh in on the yearly struggle to choose, fell and subdue the Christmas tree.
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The curious life of urban Christmas tree sellers

The curious life of urban Christmas tree sellers | Christmas Trees and More | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered what these holiday street retailers do about sleeping and bathroom breaks?
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Are You a Sap When You Buy a Christmas Tree?

Are You a Sap When You Buy a Christmas Tree? | Christmas Trees and More | Scoop.it
Prices vary widely for Christmas trees across the United States and even within cities. Prices vary so much that we found differences of $40 to $70 within just a few blocks.
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Unusual patron behind Christmas tree outside Paris' Notre Dame

Unusual patron behind Christmas tree outside Paris' Notre Dame | Christmas Trees and More | Scoop.it
Unusual patron behind Christmas tree outside Paris' Notre Dame
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How to Get the Best Price on a Christmas Tree

How to Get the Best Price on a Christmas Tree | Christmas Trees and More | Scoop.it
Thanksgiving is over, and Christmas decorations are already hanging. It's time to get a tree.
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Mother, daughter work to save Christmas tree farm

Mother, daughter work to save Christmas tree farm | Christmas Trees and More | Scoop.it
Family keeps farm going despite plea to "just sell everything."
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Douglas fir needle midge damage showing up in Christmas tree plantations

Douglas fir needle midge damage showing up in Christmas tree plantations | Christmas Trees and More | Scoop.it
Douglas fir needle midge larvae cause galls to form on current-year needles. Infested needles drop from the tree in the fall, usually just before harvest. Severe infestations can cause needle loss, a serious problem for Christmas trees.
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Christmas tree growers, judges to convene in Allegan to select White House Christmas Tree

Christmas tree growers, judges to convene in Allegan to select White House Christmas Tree | Christmas Trees and More | Scoop.it
This year's tree and wreath contest will be held in conjunction with the Michigan and Mid America Christmas Tree Association's summer meeting.
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Christmas Trees Being Used To Improve Ecosystem At Bear Lake in Colorado

Christmas Trees Being Used To Improve Ecosystem At Bear Lake in Colorado | Christmas Trees and More | Scoop.it
A ranger at Bear Lake Reservoir is using Christmas Trees to help improve the ecosystem and fishing in the area.
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Understanding Cost of Production Helps Christmas Tree Producers Maximize Profits and Manage Risk

Understanding Cost of Production Helps Christmas Tree Producers Maximize Profits and Manage Risk | Christmas Trees and More | Scoop.it
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Lawmakers Consider 15-Cent Christmas Tree Fee

Lawmakers Consider 15-Cent Christmas Tree Fee | Christmas Trees and More | Scoop.it
BEECH BLUFF, Tenn. -- Federal lawmakers are expected to vote on the controversial Farm Bill this week. The legislation includes a 15 cent fee for Christmas trees.“Anytime anybody else is helping get the word out, that's good news for us,” Susan Ward, co-owner at Ward Grove Christmas Tree Farm in Madison County, said.
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The Story of Chicago’s Christmas Tree Ship

The Story of Chicago’s Christmas Tree Ship | Christmas Trees and More | Scoop.it
The municipal Christmas tree in Daley Plaza belongs to all the citizens of Chicago, and is a tradition that began 100 years ago. But do you know why?
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O Christmas Tree: How Lucrative Thy Branches

O Christmas Tree: How Lucrative Thy Branches | Christmas Trees and More | Scoop.it
Christmas trees are a small but highly profitable part of the timber industry, where profit can be decades in coming.
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Neither Sprite nor Viagra boost drooping Christmas trees

Neither Sprite nor Viagra boost drooping Christmas trees | Christmas Trees and More | Scoop.it
Urban myths for keeping Christmas trees fuller, longer, are as plentiful during the holidays as bell ringers on street corners.  Some...
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Which Christmas tree is greener, real or artificial?

Which Christmas tree is greener, real or artificial? | Christmas Trees and More | Scoop.it
Environmentalists say each type of tree has its benefits and drawbacks.
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