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December 15, 2015 | Number of The Day
Number of trees cut in NJ each year for Christmas

It may not feel like typical Christmas weather, but that’s not stopping New Jerseyans from decorating for the holiday, as thousands of residents travel to local farms to cut their own Christmas trees this month.

New Jersey ranks seventh in the nation when it comes to Christmas tree growers, with 809 farms that cultivate more than 4,600 acres of Christmas trees.

Local farmers are involved in numerous charity events this month, with a program to give trees out to the families of the National Guard, as well as distributing over 1.3 million pounds of free produce. Many families see this time of year as a reason for a family outing, one in which they can choose and cut their own tree. For a list of farms where you can buy your own tree, visit the New Jersey Christmas Tree Growers Association.