Choosing the right species of Christmas tree will give you lasting enjoyment through the holiday season.
Saturday, December 1, 2012
With seasonal decorating underway, many are thinking about obtaining that American holiday icon, the Christmas tree. If there was concern last year about needles dropping all over the carpet coupled with memories of those prickly branches when you nestled gifts at the base, you may find yourself thinking, “We have this fresh tree – why?” But as the holiday gets closer, few things can dim the excitement of traveling out to the neighborhood tree lot or to a local “choose and cut” tree farm. If these warm experiences coupled with the fragrance and look of a fresh tree are what’s driving you, you may want to think about a different kind of tree this year. Prickly personality alternative My holiday favorite has and always will be the Colorado …
State ranks third in nation for Christmas tree production, seventh for poinsettias.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (MDARD) Director Jamie Clover Adams encourages residents to support Michigan's 700 Christmas tree growers and the 54 poinsettia growers. "Michigan ranks third nationally in Christmas tree production and seventh in the U.S. in poinsettia production," said Clover Adams. "Whether it's cutting your own tree at your local Christmas tree farm, or purchasing a fresh tree or poinsettia from a local retailer, fresh Michigan Christmas trees and poinsettias add a special touch to holiday celebrations." With an annual wholesale value of $40 million, Michigan Christmas tree growers harvest approximately three million trees. Michigan produces and sells more than a dozen tree varieties on a …