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Real Christmas Tree

There’s such a wide variety of Christmas trees to choose from that it really is difficult to narrow down on any one. There’s artificial trees, real trees, inverted Christmas trees, pre-lit Christmas trees and so on and so forth with a list that seems to go on and on. However, if we are to discuss only Real Christmas trees, Fir (abies) by far would be the best specimen because it has a few advantages over other species like when it dries out, it does not shed the needles and it has great foliage color

and a pleasant scent. Of course that is not to say that other varieties aren't used. Some of the popular real Christmas trees are Norway spruce, are Silver Fir, Serbian Spruce, and many more.

There are some trees that while used are not very popular and are not seen much, like the Leyland Cypress or Eastern Jupiter. On Christmas tree farms in southern United States, Virginia pine still reigns supreme, however it has been commonly acknowledged that it has poor winter color and unnecessary sharp needles. The other popular variety used in southern US is the Eastern White Pine. The Oceania region is famed for its use of Norfolk Pine. All of these are real Christmas trees and most of them are of great quality.

Even the way these trees are sold differ from region to region and farm to farm.
Some Christmas trees are sold with their roots and the soil it grew in. These trees are meant to be planted outside the house and usually last for years and years, decades at times. There are certain factors which have a negative effect on the tree’s growth pattern and health, such as high indoor temperature or low humidity and even loss of the root on digging. Therefore, such trees are not very popular as they have a minimal survival rate and even that with the utmost care all year round. There’s only so much Christmas that we can bear.

Growing patterns of Real Trees
The growing patterns of these Christmas trees are distinctly different, for instance, Christmas tree farms in Europe prefer trees which have been grown naturally and are not sheared whereas in America, the most popular Christmas trees are generally those that are sheared and have immense foliage. It is a known fact that shearing a Christmas tree is detrimental to its natural beauty and therefore unsheared trees are considered of a higher quality. Before the now popular trend of Christmas tree farming, most trees were obtained from the wild forests.

Christmas tree farms are very popular these days and a source of livelihood to many people. Almost 90% of the Christmas trees in America are grown on one Christmas tree farm or the other. They are generally given a growing time of ten years after which they are carefully dug out, packaged and ready-for-sale while new one’s are planted in their place. The latest USDA (United States Department Of Agriculture) census came up with some very interesting data on Christmas tree farming. Apparently, America boasts of 21,904 Christmas tree farms.

There are many who grown Christmas trees in Great Britain And Ireland too and their interests are protected by the British Christmas Tree Growers Association.


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