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The Life Of a Christmas Tree

Christmas Trees of Wisconsin

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  If your family was among the 36 million that purchased a real Christmas tree this past year, you can now clear your conscience because the tradition is both environmentally correct and even patriotic.
 According to the National Christmas Tree Association, 90 percent of all Christmas trees are grown on some 15,000 plantations, many of which are family operations. These tree farms are found in 50 states and employ 100,000 people full or  part time. Artificial trees on the other hand, are manufactured mostly in Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong, and are usually made of non-biodegradable plastics and metals.
 The association points out that for each real Christmas tree harvested, two or three seedlings are quickly planted in its place. Since young trees in their rapid growth years have a high rate of photosynthesis, just one acre of Christmas trees produces the daily oxygen requirement for 18 people. With approximately one million acres dedicated to Christmas tree production in the U.S. this translates to oxygen for 18 million people every day. Article reprinted from the Arbor Day, Nov./Dec. 1993
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