The holiday season is upon us! With that being said, how many of these Christmas tree facts did you already know?
Each year, nearly 30 million American families bring Real Christmas trees into their homes.
There are close to 350 million Real Christmas Trees currently growing on Christmas Tree farms in the U.S. alone, all planted by farmers.
North American Real Christmas Trees are grown in all 50 states and Canada. Eighty percent (80%) of artificial trees worldwide are manufactured in China, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.
There are more than 4,000 local Christmas Tree recycling programs throughout the United States.
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.
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.
Wisconsin ranks 5th nationally in Christmas tree production. The top Christmas Tree producing states are Oregon, North Carolina, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Washington.
Real trees are a renewable, recyclable resource. Artificial trees contain non-biodegradable plastics and possible metal toxins such as lead.
There are 859 Christmas tree farms in Wisconsin. There are over 700,000 trees cut annually.
There are 23,373 acres of Christmas trees in Wisconsin
The top selling Christmas trees in Wisconsin are Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir, White Pine, and Spruce.
Wisconsin tree growers make over 250,000 wreaths annually.
For more information on Real Christmas trees, you can visit www.ChristmasTreeland.com .