I know, I know it’s not even Thanksgiving yet and I’m going to tell you where you can choose and cut your Christmas tree this year. I’m posting this information early since it takes some thought and planning. Even if you file the information away until all the turkey leftovers are gone, at least I’ve planted the seed and you’ll know where to start.
According to the National Christmas Tree Association (no I didn’t make that up) 25-30 million trees are sold each year and in 2015 we spent $1.32 billion on real trees. Sounds like a lot but for every tree harvested, 1-3 seedlings are planted to replace it in the spring.
Lucky for us, 19% of real Christmas tress come from North Carolina with Fraser firs accounting for 98% of the trees grown. A North Carolina Fraser fir has been the official White House Christmas tree 12 times since 1961. More than any other species.
Peaked your interest? Well, 24% of people with real trees cut their own, so why not give it a try this year? The North Carolina Christmas Tree Association‘s website has a listing of choose and cut tree farms across North Carolina. Find a farm and cut your family’s perfect tree this year!