Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons licence. Environmentally conscious consumers often ask me whether a real Christmas tree or an artificial one is the more sustainable choice. As a horticulture and forestry researcher , I know this question is also a concern for the Christmas tree industry, which is wary of losing market share to artificial trees. And they have good reason: Of the
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Southern Christmas Tree Varieties. Leyland Cypress. One of the most popular trees grown in the south. This tree is a hybrid of Monterey cypress and Alaskan cedar.
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Why buy your Christmas tree when you can grow your own and enjoy these handsome, statuesque trees all year round? Alan Titchmarsh offers his tips. We owe a lot to Prince Albert when it comes to technology, but we must also thank him for introducing the German custom of bringing an evergreen spruce into British homes at Christmas — a tradition that had been popular in his homeland since the 16th century and which has its roots in pagan rather than Christian tradition. That probably explains why the Americans were slow to follow suit until much later in the 19th century, although, in Pennsylvania, German settlers were bringing home the tree in the mid s. Although some folk prefer artificial trees no irritating needle drop there; no need to get the Hoover out on a daily basis , many of us would be unwilling to forego the annual trip to the Forestry Commission or the garden centre to choose the one that will perfectly fit the spot in our home.
Ever wonder what all we do to grow a tree--not just any tree, but a specific tree. This page will chronicle a specific Fraser fir named Freddy Fir through it's entire life cycle from planting to harvest. We would be foolish to start something like this without a backup, so we do have another tree named Fanny Fir , as identical as possible, that we are also tracking. The comments below about Freddy typically also apply to Fanny. The prior year Fall we worked up the ground and disked it.