Christmas Trees – a North Carolina Tradition
It’s that Holiday time of year! Did you know:
North Carolina ranks second in the nation in Christmas tree harvesting. Every year, 2500 growers send about 6 million trees to market. The state cash receipts for these trees totals approximately $100 million.
You can pick and cut your own tree at about 400 North Carolina Christmas Tree farms. In fact, about 300,000 people use this method to purchase their trees each year.
Christmas tree production generates about $100 million in revenue for our state each year.
North Carolina Fraser firs are the most popular choice for the White House Christmas tree. From 1971 to 2008, a North Carolina Fraser fir decorated the blue room eleven times!
The average price of a Christmas tree in 2010 was $36.
I love North Carlina.
From our state to yours, Happy Holidays!