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Everything you need to know about Christmas Trees and More from the University of Illinois Extension
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Lithuanians Recycle Christmas trees into Biofuel

Lithuanians Recycle Christmas trees into Biofuel | Christmas Trees and More | Scoop.it
Having brought joy to Lithuanian families over the holidays, Christmas trees will now warm them through the rest of winter after being converted into biofuel.
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Urban Greens Watch's curator insight, January 8, 2013 9:20 AM

May be more straightforward to burn it, but still...

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Zoo animals dine on used Christmas trees

Zoo animals dine on used Christmas trees | Christmas Trees and More | Scoop.it
Animals in a northern German animal park in Neumuenster on Thursday were given a New Year gift on Thursday - Christmas trees donated by people and companies in the region. (Jan. 3)
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Couple display 80 Christmas trees in their Home - Syracuse.com

Couple display 80 Christmas trees in their Home - Syracuse.com | Christmas Trees and More | Scoop.it
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Cicero couple display 80 Christmas trees in their home
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Joe and Ruth Dixie have 80 Christmas trees of various sizes and colors displayed throughout their three-bedroom home.
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Citibank's Top Lobbyist Turns Christmas-Tree Seller for Holidays

Citibank's Top Lobbyist Turns Christmas-Tree Seller for Holidays | Christmas Trees and More | Scoop.it
Citibank's Top Lobbyist Turns Christmas-Tree Seller for Holidays
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Citigroup Inc. (C) Executive Vice President Candi Wolff can talk about Christmas trees for hours.
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Pining for Christmas Tree Scents

Pining for Christmas Tree Scents | Christmas Trees and More | Scoop.it
Whether they're pro-fir or pro-faux, some people are turning to homemade potions or manufactured scents to spruce up the holidays.
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Christmas Tree Selection and Care

Christmas Tree  Selection and Care | Christmas Trees and More | Scoop.it

To some, Christmas just isn't Christmas without a real Christmas tree. The following are a few hints to help you select that perfect tree whether you purchase it from a neighborhood lot or a Christmas tree farm.

 

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Wreath-maker honors America's sacred ground

Wreath-maker honors America's sacred ground | Christmas Trees and More | Scoop.it
Morrill Worcester has been running his wreath making business in Columbia Falls, Maine for 42 years. Back in 1992, Worcester had a surplus of wreaths and got the idea to lay them in Arlington National Cemetery.
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How Green is that Christmas tree?

How Green is that Christmas tree? | Christmas Trees and More | Scoop.it
Artificial types may not be better, since they’re tied to more greenhouse gas emissions.
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It’s that time of year when even environmentalists committed to saving trees proudly display a massive tree carcass in the living room, bejeweled and topped with a star. American cities are rarely greener than during Christmastime, when every other street corner can seem to be occupied by a tree peddler.

 

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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.

 

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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

 

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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.

 

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Oregon Fishermen turn Christmas trees into salmon habitat

Oregon Fishermen turn Christmas trees into salmon habitat | Christmas Trees and More | Scoop.it
Fishermen turn Christmas trees into salmon habitat
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A group of Oregon fishermen is turning Christmas trees into salmon habitat and they want your trees. Many of us recycle our Christmas trees after the holidays.
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Macy's 60-foot Christmas tree topples off store roof

Macy's 60-foot Christmas tree topples off store roof | Christmas Trees and More | Scoop.it
The crane being used to take down a giant Christmas tree in Atlanta snapped, leaving the tree dangling from the roof of Macy's.
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NYC FD Called A Bunch Of Grinches For Removing Live Xmas Trees From Lobbies - CBS New York

NYC FD Called A Bunch Of Grinches For Removing Live Xmas Trees From Lobbies - CBS New York | Christmas Trees and More | Scoop.it
In a city of small spaces, an apartment building lobby is often an extension of people's homes. And during the holidays that includes all those decorations. But did you know Christmas trees can be illegal?
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Aldon Nielsen of Springfield, Va., Photographs 50 Years Of National Christmas Trees

Aldon Nielsen of Springfield, Va., Photographs 50 Years Of National Christmas Trees | Christmas Trees and More | Scoop.it
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A Springfield, Virginia man has never missed seeing the National Christmas tree once in the last 50 years.
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The History of the Christmas Tree - Nick News - Nickelodeon

The History of the Christmas Tree - Nick News - Nickelodeon | Christmas Trees and More | Scoop.it
The History of the Christmas Tree. The National Christmas Tree in Washington, DC, with the White House in the background. If you came here from another planet, it might seem like a strange custom. People go outside, cut ...
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Hurricane Sandy provides Christmas tree for Ridgefield, NJ Family

Hurricane Sandy provides Christmas tree for Ridgefield, NJ Family | Christmas Trees and More | Scoop.it
Storm Sandy provides Christmas tree
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One Ridgefield family didn't have to look too hard for its Christmas tree this year.
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National Christmas Tree Association

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The National Christmas Tree Association (NCTA) is the national trade association representing the Christmas tree industry. NCTA represents more than 700 active member farms, 29 state and regional associations, and more than 4,000 affiliated businesses that grow and sell Christmas trees or provide related supplies and services.

 

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Christmas Tree Types

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The following Christmas Tree species or types are sold and grown in the United States.

 

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Poinsettia's Poisonous Reputation Persists, Despite Proof to the Contrary — Ohio State University Extension

Poinsettia's Poisonous Reputation Persists, Despite Proof to the Contrary — Ohio State University Extension | Christmas Trees and More | Scoop.it
WOOSTER, Ohio -- Perhaps it has happened to you: You present a friend with a beautiful poinsettia for the holidays, and she shrinks in horror.
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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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