Saturday, December 16, 2006

More on Christmas Trees

To continue our current discussions on Christmas trees, I thought I’d share a couple more things which have crossed my path:

First,
Bill Gladden forwarded the following from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture weekly newsletter, Inside PDA:

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"Did You Know?


PA ranks first in the nation with 2,000 Christmas tree farms and ranks 4th nationally in cut trees with 1.7 million and 4th in acres of production at 45,000. Christmas trees contribute $13.9 million to the state's economy."

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And
Trailhead has a discussion on more of the agricultural aspects of Christmas tree farming (including a not-to-be-missed video captured by Mr. T of the harvest in progress) in her post, O Fir Tree Dark. Check it out!

Also, remember that there is still time to submit your entries to the Festival of the Trees 7, to be hosted by Jeremy at The Voltage Gate. Submissions deadline is December 30, 2006. Send all submissions (including post title and URL) to Jeremy by email: thevoltagegate [at] gmail [dot] com. Be sure to put "Festival of the Trees" in the subject line.

Want to join in the fun? If you like trees, you may enjoy becoming a host for a future issue of the Festival of the Trees. To learn more, check out the Festival of the trees coordinating blog and the Volunteer to Host page.

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  2. Thanks for the shout-out!

    I'm still interested in pinning down in more detail the effects of pesticide use in Christmas tree farming, but I fear that post won't be arriving before Santa does.

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