Upside Down Christmas Trees Go Viral on Twitter

  • Upside Down Christmas Trees Go Viral on Twitter

Upside Down Christmas Trees Go Viral on Twitter

"It's really a family recreation experience more than anything else", Thomas said.

"It's going to be years before the farmers get caught up growing the trees", Martin said. Regardless of whether you side with the fresh-or-fake crowd, a trip to Ian's Christmas Adventure Park & Tree Farm, just west of Ottawa in Beckwith, is an educational and a fun holiday tradition.

Any year seeing less traffic for permits can be accredited to weather, USFS forester Chris Thomas said. They decorated the chosen tree with strings of popcorn with some cranberries in between. "We're just a little lot".

It takes around seven years for a tree to grow, and the recession forced some Christmas tree farms to temporarily scale back production.

"So it's going to be a shortage for several years, especially your bigger trees", said the vendor. Though the permits sold at these locations might cost more than the $8 fee from the forest service, Thomas said they remain available more readily than those at the forest service office, which has limited hours. Spruce trees, which are usually the least expensive variety on lots, may only last two to three weeks. As part of the "Love a Real Tree" campaign launched by the ICTG, this national labelling system will help consumers to support the local economy and find a tree that has been grown in Ireland easily. It began one year when they had a rather sparse fir tree and Roy decided to make it appear thicker by drilling holes in the trunk and inserting hemlock branches.

"This is part of their Christmas", Wilson said. This will benefit the industry by increasing the marketability of real Christmas trees, as needle loss is a major contributing factor to consumers choosing artificial trees over natural.

Sovine expects his lot to be flooded with customers this weekend. It's advisable to buy a freshly cut tree from a local nursery or cut one down personally.

"It's that Christmas smell when you walk into the house", she Wood said. "It's hard to be in a bad mood when you are shopping for Christmas trees".

Monitor any tree's condition daily, keeping it watered regularly.