Nothing ushers in the holiday season like the fragrance of a real, fresh-cut Christmas tree.
Real Christmas trees are biodegradable, which means they will break down and become part of the soil again. They are renewable. For every tree harvested, two or three seedlings are planted.
Those of us living in Washington County and the surrounding area are lucky to have many Christmas tree farms near us. These farms stabilize soil, protect water supplies, and provide refuge for wildlife while creating scenic green belts. Christmas tree farmers are a varied group of people. They are teachers, doctors, truck drivers and homeowners. Some grow acres of trees, others grow just a few.
If you use artificial trees, why not try a live or fresh-cut tree this holiday?
Christmas trees come in all sizes, shapes, colors and varieties.
The most commonly available trees are: balsam and Fraser firs; Scotch and white pine; Douglas-fir; and white Norway and blue spruces.