Do You Know????????

** In the 1930's, the Addis Brush Company created the first artificial trees, using the same machinery that made their toilet brushes! The Addis 'Silver Pine' tree was patented in 1950.

**Artificial trees will last for six years in your home, but for centuries in a landfill.

**  Artificial trees are just as flammable as a properly cared for real tree.
** An acre of Christmas trees provides for the daily oxygen requirements of 18 people.
** 83% of real Christmas tree consumers recycle their tree in recycling programs, garden or backyard.
** You should never burn your Christmas tree in the fireplace. it can contribute to creosote buildup.
**Christmas trees take 5-15 years to mature to a height of 6-7 feet.  The average is 7 years.
**98% of Christmas trees are grown on farms.  Around 40 million new trees will be planted this year.
** On average, 2,000 trees are usually planted per acre. 1,000-1,500 of these trees will survive.

** Almost all trees require shearing to attain the Christmas tree shape.
**In the US, there are more than 13,300 Christmas tree growers, over 10,000  have cut-your-own farms.  There are over 800,000 acres planted in Christmas trees with 17,415,900 trees sold.

** In 2012,  17.6 million trees were sold; 24%  were sold from chain stores, 18% by non-profit groups, 7% from retail lots, 11% from garden centers and 31% from choose and cut farms.
** Christmas trees are baled to protect the branches from damage during shipping.
**The top six Christmas tree producing states are Oregon, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Washington & Wisconsin. Last year almost 7.5 million trees were harvested in Oregon. 

** On average, Oregon tree farms employ 1,100 year round workers and 7,500 seasonal workers.