Christmas trees cause 13 million dollars in property damage every year!

I love the holiday's but a Christmas tree in June is a tad much! I believe they tossed the tree and the stand because it would be a blood bath if they tried to pull the tree out of the stand.

We all know about the idea of "Christmas in July", but do you know how it all started? According to Wikipedia.com...

The earliest known occasion to make the phrase Christmas in July literal was in July 1933 at Camp Keystone, a girl's summer camp in North Carolina, which celebrated with a Christmas tree, gifts, and a visit by Santa Claus.[4] In 1935, the National Recreation Association's journal Recreation described what a Christmas in July was like at a girl's camp, writing that "all mystery and wonder surround this annual event."

A nice idea, but not the safest! Old Christmas trees can be a hazard to your home and family. Christmastreeassociation.org recommends...

"When your tree begins to drop its needles, it’s time to say goodbye to your evergreen foliage until next year."

 

Good To Know...

  • Fresh  trees are less likely to catch fire.
  • Look for a tree with vibrant green needles that are hard to pluck.
  • Trees should not  be shedding needles readily.

Seeing the tree in the garbage made me giggle and think of the holidays ahead (and supper happy the tree never went up in a blaze of glory)!

The National Christmas Tree Association had some interesting facts about the holiday staple...

  • There are approximately 25-30 million Real Christmas Trees sold in the U.S. every year.
  • There are close to 350 million Real Christmas Trees currently growing on Christmas Tree farms in the U.S. alone, all planted by farmers.
  • Real Trees are a renewable, recyclable resource.
  • For every Real Christmas Tree harvested, 1 to 3 seedlings are planted the following spring.
  • There are about 350,000 acres in production for growing Christmas Trees in the U.S.; much of it preserving green space.
  • There are close to 15,000 farms growing Christmas Trees in the U.S., and over 100,000 people are employed full or part-time in the industry.
  • It can take as many as 15 years to grow a tree of typical height (6 - 7 feet) or as little as 4 years, but the average growing time is 7 years.
  • The top Christmas Tree producing states are Oregon, North Carolina, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Washington.

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