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The tradition of displaying decorated fir trees in the home at Christmas dates back to the 1500's in Germany, though decorating the home with evergreen boughs during winter had been done since ancient times in Europe.
Trees and plants that stay green during the cold winter months, such as the fir tree, were believed to ward off evil spirits, and were symbols of life and resurrection.

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Christmas tree cultivation is an agricultural, forestry, and horticultural occupation which involves ...... Christmas Tree Facts, Christmas Trees & More, University of Illinois. Retrieved August 25, 2007. Wolford, Ron. Tree Types, Christmas Trees ...

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A Christmas tree is a decorated tree, usually an evergreen conifer such as spruce , pine, or fir or an artificial tree of similar appearance, associated with the ...

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Christmas Tree Facts. Great Moments in Christmas Tree History. The use of evergreen trees to celebrate the winter season occurred before the birth of Christ.

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Quick Tree Facts. There are approximately 25-30 million Real Christmas Trees sold in the U.S. every year. There are close to 350 million Real Christmas Trees ...

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Obscure but true facts about Christmas and Christmas trees. This is the ... Christmas trees have been sold commercially in the United states since about 1850.

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England's Prince Albert is credited with helping bring the Christmas tree from his native Germany to the English-speaking world, making it a well-publicized ...

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Most Christmas trees are grown on tree farms. They are considered an agricultural product. For every Christmas tree harvested, three seedlings are planted in its ...

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Nov 30, 2015 ... The use of evergreen trees to celebrate the winter season occurred before the birth of Christ. 2. The first decorated Christmas tree was in Riga, ...

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On an average 1,000-1,500 of these trees will survive. In the North, maybe, 750 trees will remain. Almost all trees require shearing to attain the Christmas tree ...