Here at Green Acres Christmas Tree Farm we love everything about growing trees. Enjoy the Christmas Tree trivia and fun facts below and make sure to visit our farm this Holiday season.
- An acre of Christmas trees provides for the daily oxygen requirements of 18 people.
- Christmas trees remove dust and pollen from the air.
- Artificial trees will last for six years in your home, but for centuries in a landfill.
- Christmas trees are grown in all 50 states including Hawaii and Alaska.
- 2-3 seedlings are planted for every harvested Christmas tree
- It can take as many as 15 years to grow a tree of average retail sale height (6 feet), but the average growing time in 7 years.
- In the United States, there are more than 4,000 Christmas tree recycling programs.
White House Christmas Tree Trivia:
- In 1856 Franklin Pierce, the 14th President of the United States, was the first President to place a Christmas tree in the White House.
- President Coolidge started the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on the White House lawn in 1923.
- Since 1966, the National Christmas Tree Association has given a Christmas tree to the President and first family.
- In 1984, the National Christmas was lit on December 13th with temperatures in the 70's, making it one of the warmest tree lightings in history.
Fun Christmas Tree Trivia:
- The first printed reference to Christmas trees appeared in Germany in 1531.
- Christmas trees have been sold commercially in the United States since about 1850.
- The use of evergreen trees to celebrate the winter season occurred before the birth of Christ.
- In the Ammerschweier in Alsace there was an ordinance that stated no person "shall have for Christmas more than one bush of more than eight shoe lengths."
- Thomas Edison’s assistant, Edward Johnson, came up with the idea of electric lights for Christmas trees in 1882.
How to keep your Christmas tree fresh:
- Cut 1 inch off the base, place the tree in a bucket of water, and stand it in a cool, shady place if you don't plan to set it up right away.
- Place in a tree stand that holds at least 1 gallon of water. Add plain water.
- Water the tree daily
- Never let your tree run out of water.
- Keep the tree away from the fireplace, vents and other sources of heat