Farm Fresh New Hampshire Christmas Trees
There are plenty of reasons Christmas carolers sing the praises of real Christmas trees. Real, farm-fresh fir trees are beautiful, pleasantly fragrant, and good for the environment. New Hampshire Christmas tree farmers don't just grow beautiful trees, they also preserve open space and precious wildlife habitat by planting new trees each year and maintaining working farms. And farm fresh trees are renewable, recyclable, and natural, while artificial trees are usually manufactured in China and often contain contaminants like lead.
Bring a real, farm-fresh, New Hampshire Christmas tree home for your holidays this year, and you'll want to sing its praises, too. "Oh, Christmas Tree/Oh, Christmas Tree/ Your branches green delight us!"
- Approximately 25-30 million real Christmas trees are sold each year in the United States.
- There are close to 350 million real Christmas trees currently growing on Christmas Tree farms in the United States, and they were all planted by farmers.
- Christmas Trees are grown in all 50 states, but 80% of artificial trees worldwide are manufactured in China, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.
- Real trees are a renewable, recyclable resource. Artificial trees contain non-biodegradable plastics and possible metal toxins such as lead.
- 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.
- Nearly 15,000 farms in the United States grow Christmas trees, employing over 100,000 people full or part time.
- It takes four to 15 years to grow a 6-7-foot Christmas tree, with an average growing time of 7 years.
- Trees provide vital habitat for wildlife, from birds to bears including many endangered and threatened species.