Why Your Christmas Tree May Come With a Warning Label

  • Why Your Christmas Tree May Come With a Warning Label

Why Your Christmas Tree May Come With a Warning Label

"You've got to get them there first", Handel said.

December starts the three deadliest months for home fires, and holiday decorations are a major contributor to those risks. My kids don't know about the tree.

"A lot of troops and families that are from the northern part of the United States grew up with live Christmas trees", said Derrick Perry, Fort Hood Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. Nick's Garden Center at 2001 S. Chambers Rd. also has license to sell trees.

Cabbie Neil Bland reckons Hetton's annual Christmas tree display is a real let-down this year.

"The children all receive a gift when they come and they can post their letters to Santa whilst the whole family enjoy a free drink and a mince pie". Because the German people often considered Christmas Eve to be Adam and Eve's day of feast, they began to hang fruit and other treats, leading to the traditions of stringed popcorn, nuts and candy canes. Growers are charging wholesalers up to $10 more per tree than previous year, and retailers are passing along to consumers some of the price increase.

"They're handsome, they're handy, they pop up like an umbrella with the lights already on them", said Kuipers, owner of Kuipers Family Farm in Maple Park, Ill. In total, MI tree farmers will harvest three million trees this year, making it the third largest producing state in the nation. "Whether that's a space heater in the room, radiators, fire places especially".

"We get some from a farmer just up the road, he's got between 8,000 and 10,000".

The Kuipers, along with other Christmas tree farmers in IL and around the country, hope a new national campaign will help sway customers toward the cut-down variety purchased in a lot, store or farm and bring stability to an industry that has had some rough patches.

"They are very popular in landscaping", she said of the evergreen varieties that people can purchase.

Retail prices on nearly all varieties of live Christmas trees are up by $4 to $5, "and it has nothing to do with the drought", said Dave Lindren, who owns the 13-acre Big Wave Dave's Christmas Trees in Camarillo, a second Big Dave lot in Moorpark, and three others in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. There are a couple of cheap stores also where you can buy Christmas tree decoration items at affordable prices.

"Keep it Real." They hope it boosts their industry the same way "Got Milk?" did for dairy, Gray says. "Fortunately, this abnormally dry weather is not taking place in the major Christmas tree growing areas", Whaley said.

"I love the smell of a live tree". The Balsam fir's (pine fragrance) is more present, but it will lose its needles faster than the Fraser fir. The majority of the trees are Fraser Firs.

"That is now followed by 7ft and 8ft trees", he adds.

"Woodpecker Nursery's tree has all kinds of unusual creatures with wings and we have a "thrifty" tree, which has no lights".