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Building a Better Christmas tree

Building a Better Christmas tree | Christmas Trees and More | Scoop.it

A seven-foot evergreen will bear 350,000 needles, more or less.  Researchers aim to cultivate a tree that will look beautiful, last in a $1 billion industry

 

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15 Extreme Christmas Trees

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Over the weekend we were able to catch TLC’s "Extreme Christmas Trees" special where we saw some of the most outrageous designs -- ever. There was a three-story tall tree and even a singing choir in the shape of the beloved holiday decoration.

 

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Seniors Save Christmas tree at Apartment Complex in California

Seniors Save Christmas tree at Apartment Complex in California | Christmas Trees and More | Scoop.it

The Christmas tree is back. A day after residents in a Newhall senior apartment complex protested what they said was an order by management to remove a Christmas tree from their community room because it was a religious symbol, the...

 

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

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Oklahoma Woman's Home Has 169 Christmas Trees, Over 100,000 Lights

Oklahoma Woman's Home Has 169 Christmas Trees, Over 100,000 Lights | Christmas Trees and More | Scoop.it

Shay Gibbons, 57, said it started with a simple Christmas party in 1984. “I did more decorating because of the party,” she told ABC News in an interview for “20/20.” “Every year it just gets a little bigger.

 

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Thousands Sign Online Petition against High-Tech Christmas tree

Thousands Sign Online Petition against High-Tech Christmas tree | Christmas Trees and More | Scoop.it

Instead of a traditional pine tree, a high-tech light installation vaguely shaped like a Christmas tree stands in the the city center of Brussels.

 

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National Christmas Tree Association: Christmas Tree Locator

National Christmas Tree Association: Christmas Tree Locator | Christmas Trees and More | Scoop.it

Looking for a Christmas Tree farm or lot near you? Use the NCTA Tree Locator to find Christmas Tree retailers in your area. Type in your city and state and hit "search" for a list of farms/lots within a 60-mile radius.

 

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Christmas Tree Santas

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Christmas Tree Santas, Inc. is a volunteer-run, 501(c)(3) non-profit with a simple mission: spreading hope and joy during the holidays by giving Christmas trees to families in need.

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Christmas trees en route to Chicago on Chicago's Christmas Ship

Christmas trees en route to Chicago on Chicago's Christmas Ship | Christmas Trees and More | Scoop.it

These pics are from the Coast Guard Cutter (Ice-breaker) Mackinaw which is on its way to Chicago from northern Michigan with more than 1,300 Christmas trees as it serves as this year's Chicago's Christmas Ship, once again. The cutter is scheduled to arrive at Navy Pier on Friday morning at 8:00.

 

Chicago Tribune

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Growers Seek Help Getting Christmas Trees to Sandy Victims

Growers Seek Help Getting Christmas Trees to Sandy Victims | Christmas Trees and More | Scoop.it

Christmas tree growers Rob Brown and Don Hilliker had an idea: They would gather Christmas trees from their fellow New York farmers and send them to victims of Hurricane Sandy in New York City’s devastated Staten Island.

 

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Christmas Tree Farmer: ‘We're Stemming the Tide of the Plastic’

Christmas Tree Farmer: ‘We're Stemming the Tide of the Plastic’ | Christmas Trees and More | Scoop.it

Overplanting in the 1990s hurt the Christmas tree business in Oregon in the early 2000’s, but farmers said all that is beginning to change this holiday season.

 

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Shipments of Christmas trees to Stores in Hawaii have Stopped because of Slugs

Shipments of Christmas trees to Stores in Hawaii have Stopped because of Slugs | Christmas Trees and More | Scoop.it

Christmas trees shipped from Oregon and Washington state brought an unwanted present this holiday season: Slugs

 

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Pick your Perfect Pine: Artificial or Authentic?

Pick your Perfect Pine: Artificial or Authentic? | Christmas Trees and More | Scoop.it

Eastern white pine, blue spruce and Douglas fir aren’t the only trees decorated for Christmas. Weeping figs, palms, even paper trees are fair game, although the use of candles is discouraged for the latter.

 

The Grand Rapids Press

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A Christmas Tree Fact

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Thomas Edison's assistant, Edward Johnson, came up with the idea of electric lights for Christmas trees in 1882. Christmas tree lights were first mass-produced in 1890.

 

Christmas Tree Facts updated by University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners Janice Byron, Carol Stitzer, and MaryAnne Spinner

 

Christmas Trees and More - University of Illinois Extension

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Summer Drought had little Impact on Prices of Christmas trees in Indiana, Michigan

Summer Drought had little Impact on Prices of Christmas trees in Indiana, Michigan | Christmas Trees and More | Scoop.it

That Christmas tree you plan to go out and buy this weekend should be similar in price to last year, if not the same price.

 

The Republic

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Oh Christmas tree, How Organic are your Branches?

Oh Christmas tree, How Organic are your Branches? | Christmas Trees and More | Scoop.it

Christmas trees come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and hues — but are they organic?

 

The Brooklyn Paper

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White House Christmas Trees Throughout The Years

White House Christmas Trees Throughout The Years | Christmas Trees and More | Scoop.it

Before you know it the holidays will be here, and it’s clear to see everyone is getting ready for the festivities. Just two weeks ago President Obama and his family received this year's White House Christmas tree and it's a stunner.

 

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Cat-proofing your Christmas Tree

Cat-proofing your Christmas Tree | Christmas Trees and More | Scoop.it

Dr. Janice Huntingford Cats love Christmas and Christmas trees.  It is only natural that your cat should be interested in all the lights and...

 

The Windsor Star

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Illinois Christmas Tree Association

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Locate a local Illinois Christmas Tree Association tree farm near you and learn all about the care and harvesting of Christmas Trees...

 

Illinois Christmas Tree Association

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Christmas Tree Facts

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The tradition of an official Chicago Christmas tree was initiated in 1913 when one was first lit by Mayor Carter H. Harrison in Grant Park.

 

Christmas Tree Facts updated by University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners Janice Byron, Carol Stitzer, and MaryAnne Spinner

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Christmas Trees Magazine

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Christmas Trees is an international magazine of plantation management for wholesale and retail Christmas tree growers.

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Donating, One Tree at a Time, to Brighten Troops' Spirits

Donating, One Tree at a Time, to Brighten Troops' Spirits | Christmas Trees and More | Scoop.it

Tom Schroeder bent down, grasped the stump of a freshly cut Christmas tree and attached a card that read: From one vet to another. Thank you for protecting our country. Have a Merry Christmas.

 

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Photos: U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Arrives In Washington

Photos: U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Arrives In Washington | Christmas Trees and More | Scoop.it

The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree from Meeker, Colorado, arrived in Washington, November 26, 2012.

 

Denver Post

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Christmas Tree Facts

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Interesting Christmas Tree facts from U of IL Extension

 

Updated by: University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners Janice Byron, Carol Stitzer, and MaryAnne Spinner

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