Christmas Tree





Christmas Trees

Each year, Florida Christmas tree growers produce over 120,000 freshly cut quality trees. Christmas trees are an agricultural crop, grown specifically on Florida farms and plantations to be harvested for use at Christmas. Trees are great benefactors of the land. They prevent soil erosion and provide scenic greenbelts throughout the state. Trees are nature's way of cleansing and purifying the air. Each acre of Christmas trees produces enough oxygen to meet the daily oxygen requirements of eighteen people. Tree plantations provide important wildlife habitat and aquifer recharge areas.

Each year, the young trees must be shaped or pruned to encourage the tree to branch more quickly, and gradually achieve the full bushy appearance people prefer in their Christmas trees.

During the three to six years it takes to grow into a well-shaped six to eight foot tree, the Christmas tree faces many hazards. Trees can suffer from too little sun, too much to too little rain, destruction by rodents, insects, disease, hail, fire, brush, vines or weeds.

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