Dec 23, 2013 at 12:52 pm
What do you have up in your home this holiday season…a real or artificial Christmas tree? According to the north Dakota forestry department there are nine tree farm growers left in the state – most are located in the northeast north dakota. Despite the popularity of “plastic” the department’s stewardship manager bob harsel says some 100-thousand real trees will be sold in the state this year.
Harsel says the national Christmas tree growers association estimates that 33-million real trees will be harvested for the holidays nationwide this year. by comparison around nine-and-a-half million artificial trees will be sold in 2013.