Live Christmas Tree Facts

  • There are approximately 33 million Real Christmas Trees sold in North America every year
  • For every Real Christmas Tree harvested, 2 to 3 seedlings are planted in its place the following spring.
  • 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 North America, and over 100,000 people employed full or part-time in the industry.
  • It can take as many as 15 years to grow a tree of average retail sale height (6 feet), but the average growing time is 7 years.
  • The top selling Christmas Trees are: Balsam Fir, Douglas-fir, Fraser fir, Noble Fir, Scotch Pine, Virginia pine, and White Pine. Source: National Christmas Tree Association and your local Christmas Tree professional.
  • Displaying trees in water in a traditional reservoir type stand is the most effective way of maintaining their freshness and minimizing needle loss problems.
  • Drilling a hole in the base of the trunk does NOT improve water uptake.
  • Do not overload electrical circuits, Clark.
  • Don’t let your cat chew on Christmas Tree power cords, Clark (again)!!