According to the state Department of Agriculture, about 69,000 Christmas trees are felled each year in the Garden State. That may sound like a lot of green, but the National Christmas Tree Association indicates that 25 million to 30 million Christmas trees are sold every year in the United States. The association says that Christmas trees are grown in all 50 states, but the peak producers are Oregon, North Carolina, and Michigan. New Jersey is ranked 18th. The most common trees harvested are balsam, Douglas, Fraser, noble firs, along with Scotch, Virginia, and White pine.
Regardless of what kind of tree you favor, or if your celebrations don’t involve any greenery, NJ Spotlight wants each of you to have a happy and safe holiday.