Christmas tree farming has initial costs associated with establishing the farm. Land, if unowned, must be purchased, as does equipment. Crop failures are also not uncommon which can negate years of work. Besides land, and pests, diseases and bad weather tree farmers must contend with costs associated with tractors and other equipment for planting, harvest and cultivation. Fences, storage buildings, worker protection and pesticide regulations also add to the expenses of Christmas tree farms.Christmas tree farming is a relatively new agricultural pursuit in Australia with the industry only sprouting up within the early 21st century. There are a number of differences in Christmas tree production in Australia when compared with nations in the Northern Hemisphere. The growing season differs because harvest is during a different time of year, this means that lessons learned about farming in the United States and Europe are more difficult to apply to Australia. The seasonal difference also affects the pruning and shearing schedule for the crop. The other primary difference in Australian Christmas tree farming is found in the type of tree grown, Pinus radiata, which is no longer commonly grown for Christmas trees in the United States and Europe, is popular in Australia.Most artificial Christmas trees are made of 100% recycled plastics from used PVC packaging materials in China. Promoters of artificial trees highlight them as convenient, reusable, and of better quality than artificial trees of the past. Supporters also note that some apartment buildings have banned natural trees because of fire concerns.
A 1993 paper by George C. Davis and Michael K. Wohlgenant made what was, at the time, the only known estimated demand elasticities for the natural Christmas tree market. Davis and Wohlgenant concluded that the price elasticities for natural Christmas trees with respect to natural tree prices and annualized artificial tree prices were -0.674 and 0.188. The estimates incorporated survey data from 558 households in Washington, D.C., northern Virginia, southern Maryland and Philadelphia about Christmas tree display preferences. Using the results of empirical estimates derived from the survey the elasticity formula was used to arrive at the first known demand elasticity estimates ever completed for the natural Christmas tree market.In 2002, in the United States, 21,904 Christmas tree farms covering 447,000 acres (1,809 km) of cropland accounted for the 20.8 million Christmas trees cut. Of those farms, 686 harvested 100 acres (0.4 km) or more, which accounted for over 196,000 acres (793 km) of the total area of trees harvested. That same year, there were only three U.S. Christmas tree farms with more than 10,000 acres (40 km) of cropland in production. The total U.S. crop in 2004 was valued at $506 million with $143 million attributed to the nation’s leading producer in 2004, Oregon. Oregon was followed in production numbers by North Carolina, Washington, and Michigan. In 2012, 24 million trees were sold at a retail value of over $1 billion.
Much of Mexico’s demand for Christmas trees (around 1.8 million annually) is met through importation. In 2004 the United States enjoyed a 95 percent market share on tree imports. By 2009 the U.S. still imported nearly 1 million trees into Mexico each year, with a small amount coming from production in Canada.
During the 1970s and 1980s domestic production of natural Christmas trees was done through natural forests, a shift began in the 1980s and, especially, the 1990s toward plantations and nurseries. For the years 2009 and 2010 around 800,000 Christmas trees were grown in Mexico on 5000 hectares of land. The USDA reported in 2011 that the majority of Christmas tree production in Mexico took place in the State of Mexico, 60 percent. However, tree production still took place in Nuevo León, Veracruz, as well as the states of Mexico City, Puebla, Jalisco, and Guanajuato.The leading European producers of natural Christmas trees are found in central and western Europe. 2018 estimates indicated that Germany produced 18 million Christmas trees annually, followed by France’s 6 million trees, Denmark’s 10 million trees, Belgium’s 5.2 million trees, and Great Britain’s 4.4 million Christmas trees produced.Of the 40 million live Christmas trees sold in North America each year about 5 to 6 million are grown in Canada. In Ontario, the markets are mainly dominated by sales of the Scots pine, and the White Spruce.
One appeal of Christmas tree farms to growers is that it can be a profitable way to use low quality farmland, though this trend is changing within the industry. Christmas tree farms can turn a profit in as little as six years, and though some overhead in equipment and labor does exist Christmas tree production requires only small amounts of up-front capital. Each tree can cost land owners $5–10 from the time it is planted as a seedling until it is harvested as a mature Christmas tree; that cost includes land costs, and costs accumulated through the growing process. In the early 21st century, Christmas tree farmers typically got annual returns of between $600–1,000 per acre of trees planted.
There are 3 major growing regions in North America: the Pacific northwest, the northeast region of Canada and United States, and the Appalachians region of North Carolina and surrounding states. North American exports are commonly the highest quality in foreign markets.The seeds used to grow Christmas trees in most European countries are harvested in Georgia (90%). The working conditions of seed pickers in a largely unregulated industry has been highlighted as a concern to the main companies buying seeds for cultivation in Denmark. Ultimately the growing of Christmas trees that end up in the majority of homes across Europe have been produced by workers in conditions protected by European law. However, the seeds harvested in Georgia to produce those trees are collected by workers in very poor conditions.
Trees are grown across the United States in varying conditions, Christmas trees are grown in all 50 U.S. states including Alaska and Hawaii. Other states produced smaller number of trees. For example, in the U.S. state of Alabama there are almost 100 Christmas tree farms which average 800 trees annually. Ninety percent of Alabama’s tree farms are “choose and cut” type operations which allow customers to visit and cut their own live Christmas tree. Pennsylvania was home to the most American Christmas tree farms in 2002; the state boasted 2,164 farms. Oregon, however, had the most land devoted to the crop with 67,800 acres (274 km) being used for Christmas tree farming. Between 2002 and 2012 the production of Christmas trees had declined by over 60% in several US states including Kentucky, Montana, Louisiana, Minnesota, and even Wisconsin, whom harvested 994,594 less trees in 2012.Christmas tree consumers in Europe prefer trees with less density and a more open, layered appearance. This is partially because trees are displayed for a relatively short period of time in Europe, and many are lit with candles.
Great Britain consumes about 8 million trees annually, while in the United States between 35 and 40 million trees are sold during the Christmas season. Artificial Christmas trees are mostly produced in the Pearl River delta area of China. Christmas tree prices were described using a Hotelling-Faustmann model in 2001, the study showed that Christmas tree prices declined with age and demonstrated why more farmers do not price their trees by the foot. In 1993, economists made the first known demand elasticity estimates for the natural Christmas tree market.
The European demand for live trees reaches about 50 million per year, compared with the demand for about 35 million of the trees in the United States. Denmark is a major producer of live Christmas trees, about 90 percent are exported to other European nations, such as Great Britain, France, Germany and Austria. Denmark exported about 1 million trees to Great Britain in 2004. 2005 Christmas tree sales in Denmark was about kr1.2 billion (US$204 million, €160 million), of this amount kr1.1 billion was in exports.Over 35 million U.S. households displayed natural Christmas trees in 1990, slightly outpaced by the 36.3 million homes that opted for artificial trees that same year. By 2000, the split was more dramatic with 50.6 million homes using artificial trees while 32 million chose natural Christmas trees. Sales of natural trees continued to slide after 2000, and by 2003 sales of natural trees reached 23.4 million. From 2003 to 2017 sales of natural trees remained flat at 23.4 million annually. During the same period, artificial tree sales rose from 7.3. to 9.6 million annually. Historically, U.S. consumers, much like those in Europe, preferred open, light density trees. Modern U.S. Christmas tree consumers want higher density trees, and begin purchasing trees shortly after Thanksgiving. This requires trees to last longer and be harvested earlier. There is also a robust market for artificial Christmas trees in Poland. An estimated 20 percent of all Christmas trees sold in Poland are artificial, and many are made domestically by individual families. One producer from Koziegłówki stated that every other house was an artificial tree producer. The trees are made from a special film which is imported from China or Thailand. Entire families take part in production and the trees are sold throughout Poland with some being exported to the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The market for natural Christmas trees in the United States began to tumble when an oversupply during the late 1980s through the mid-1990s sent prices downward. In 1992, harvests of around 850,000 trees in New England were considered too many and Christmas trees sold for around $5 as opposed to the usual $18–30 each. Natural Christmas tree use continued to decline over the next decade, in part, due to the continued rise in popularity of artificial trees. In U.S. states where a marginal number of trees were grown, many growers were driven out of business.
British demand for natural Christmas trees is around 8 million annually, with about two-thirds of households opting for artificial trees. When a Danish tree shortage in 2006 resulted in only 200,000 of the usual 1 million Nordmann Fir trees to the British Isles, British farmers were forced to make up the deficit with Norway Spruce, Fraser Fir, and Scots pine. The shortage was a result of a hot summer and a cut in subsidies for growing Christmas trees in Denmark.
A 2001 study attempted to make predictions about Christmas tree prices and the relationship between tree price and tree age, which corresponds to tree height. The study was based on data obtained from the prices of Christmas trees in North Carolina during December 1997 and used a Hotelling-Faustmann model for its predictions. The results showed, in general, that the change in prices reflected a competitive equilibrium in the capital market, thus support the Hotelling rule. Among the study’s results was that, “prices across age cohorts increase at the rate higher than the interest rate.” The results also explained the mystery of why Christmas tree merchants do not price trees by the foot. Each foot of an older tree is more valuable than a foot of a younger tree; this is because the percentage increase in price per foot is adversely impacted by the declining growth rate as trees age.
Where is the biggest Christmas tree in Europe?
Mount Ingino Christmas Tree, Gubbio, Italy The largest Christmas tree in the world.
Christmas tree production occurs worldwide on Christmas tree farms, in artificial tree factories and from native strands of pine and fir trees. Christmas trees, pine and fir trees purposely grown for use as a Christmas tree, are grown on plantations in many western nations, including Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States. In Australia, the industry is relatively new, and nations such as the United States, Germany and Canada are among world leaders in annual production.There are more than 20,000 North American Christmas tree growers, 95 percent of the trees they produce are sold or shipped directly from the farms. On each of the 1 million acres (4,000 km) planted in Christmas trees annually there are usually about 2,000 trees, the number of trees that survive to harvest varies from 750–1,500 depending upon location. Christmas trees take an average of 6 to 10 years (from transplant) to mature for harvest and each year 73 million new Christmas trees are planted.So the Douglas Fir reigns supreme. It is not a tree that we would consider using as a Christmas tree in the UK. However, it does have a Scottish connection. The Douglas Fir was introduced to Britain in 1827 by the Scottish botanist, David Douglas (1799-1834). The tree’s botanical name Pseudotsuga menziesii actually commemorates another Scottish botanist, Archibald Menzies (1754-1842). Menzies was the first European to discover the tree in 1792 in British Columbia.
Where is the world's tallest living Christmas tree?
Dougherty, Phil (2021): Northgate Center lights the world’s tallest Christmas tree – a 212-ft Douglas Fir – on November 24, 1950. History Link.
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There are numerous rivals for the crown this year but no cut tree seems to come close. The 249-foot tree in Lisbon, Portugal must be discounted because it is artificial, although it could displace the official Guinness record of Singapore’s artificial record of 2016 at 72.1 meters or 236 feet 6.58 inches. Dortmund in Germany boasts a 150-foot tree, but it is actually made of 1,700 Red Spruce trees, Picea rubens, on a metal frame. Even with the backing of the two living Popes, the 2,000-foot Christmas tree in Gubbio, Italy cannot claim the cut tree record. After all, however creative, it is the outline of a tree in lights on a hillside and not a real tree. According to the Guinness Book of Records, the world’s tallest-ever cut Christmas Tree stood in a shopping centre in Seattle in the United States of America in December 1950. This record-breaking tree was a 67.36 metres (221 feet) Douglas Firs, Pseudotsga menziesii. This height surpasses any of the famous Christmas trees that have stood at the Rockefeller Center in New York or Trafalgar Square in London. I found stated measurements of 82 feet for the former and 68 feet for the latter. If you look at pictures of the transportation for these huge Christmas trees in America, it seems highly unlikely that British cities with their narrow, meandering roads could ever beat the record. Welcome to my blog on wild, naturalised and garden plants! Themes include wild flower tours, garden visits, nature conservation, biodiversity, climate change, the environment and plant names. Scroll down and click on individual titles to read. Follow me for regular posts.Further investigation reveals that the 1950 record-breaker travelled 70 miles to the city. It was believed to be up to 287 years old and weighed 50,000 lbs. Transporting such a huge tree was obviously problematic. Their solution was to cut off all its branches and transport it looking like a giant toothpick. Just a tuft remained at the top of the trunk. On arrival in Seattle, the branches were reassembled on the tree. It seems that Guinness World Records may have made a typographical error in the height. It should read 212 feet rather than 221 feet. The Seattle Christmas was even covered in a short piece in Life magazine.
The Douglas Fir is an important commercial tree in the USA. The tree’s advantage is its fast growth rate for timber production. In its native North America, it can grow over 330 feet high. In Britain, the tallest trees are between 200 and 210 feet.
The Scone Douglas Fir, which was planted from the first seeds that Douglas brought back from the Pacific Northwest of America in 1827, still stands on the Scone Estate in Scotland near his birthplace.Want to feature your creature? Upload a photo of your pet at Enchanted Winds Tree Farm! You can also share by using the hashtag #bringfido on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
“I’ve heard that people have stopped and taken pictures in front of the house,” Miller told Insider. “People who know it’s her house make a point to go there.” During her early childhood, Swift grew up on Pine Ridge Farm, an 11-acre Christmas tree farm in Reading, Pennsylvania. Quite a few of her songs talk about her childhood growing up there, including “Christmas Tree Farm” and “Seven,” which appeared on her Grammy award-winning album “Folklore.” It’s never been confirmed, but it’s possible that when Taylor Swift mentions growing up in a “pretty house” in her song “The Best Day,” she’s talking about her childhood home in Wyomissing.TikTok user Sydney Redner, whose family moved into the home in 2013, filmed a video tour of the house in 2020 that explained the Taylor Swift connection.”The back of the house is even more dressed-up than the front,” he said. “That’s because, in that time, people lived out the back. There were parties in the backyard, and that was in keeping with the style of the home.”
However, the Swifts later moved from the farm to a 3,560-square-foot house in Pennsylvania, located at 78 Grandview Boulevard in Wyomissing. Swift lived in the house until 2004, at which point she and her family relocated to the Nashville area so a high school-aged Taylor could begin pursuing her music career.
“I’m from Wyomissing, born and raised,” Miller said. “We’re a small town and a tight-knit community, so whenever you have someone who has accomplished as much as she has, you’re proud that they came from where you’re from.” She began writing a majority of her early songs after she began high school in Tennessee, including “Teardrops On My Guitar” and “Tim McGraw,” which she wrote in a high-school math class. During those renovations, owners came across relics from Swift’s time in the house. According to the Philly Voice, after the home was purchased in 2007 by Daniel Mashevsky, a note was found that Swift had written about a trip to Disney World. However, those Easter eggs are likely long gone by now.
“In Pennsylvania, I was weird. I would play singer-songwriter nights every weekend instead of going to parties,” she said in a 2008 interview with Philadelphia Magazine. “I think it’s weird to go to parties and get drunk when you’re 13, but whatever. Then I moved to Nashville, and all of a sudden I was a normal kid.”
Swift lived in the house, which is described by the listing as a “one-of-a-kind Georgian Colonial home,” until she was 14, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.
“It’s obviously changed hands at different points and had different upgrades, but there’s also a lot of things that were kept original and kept in very good condition over the years,” real estate agent Eric P. Miller told Insider.
Redner also filmed a now-private video set to the 10-minute version of “All Too Well” in the house, in which she can be seen dancing in front of the historic home.Miller told Insider that it was very common “once upon a time” for people, especially prestigious families like the Lauers, to build houses right next to each other for various members of the family.
Which country exports the most Christmas trees in the world?
There’s nothing more symbolic than the Christmas tree. Did you know Canada is the world’s largest exporter of natural trees?
Built in 1930, the house was once owned by Rebekah Harkness, a socialite who married into the Standard Oil fortune. The house’s colorful history was retold in Swift’s “The Last Great American Dynasty,” which appeared on her album “Folklore.”According to the property’s sale history and Narcity Philadelphia, the Swifts purchase the house in 1997, when they paid $280,000 for it. The property sold in June 2022 for $800,000, down from an initial listing price of $1,099,000 in February.
The Ulrich family built their homestead back in 1954, originally to farm cattle and other livestock. In the early 1980’s John and June Ulrich planted their first Christmas trees and officially opened to the public in 1988. The Christmas Tree farm spans a total of 30 acres with 15 acres of planted trees. Their sons, Jim and Tom Ulrich currently run and operate the family owned business with help from friends and family.
Begin your Holiday Season with a visit to our family Christmas tree farm nestled in the picturesque cascade foothills near Issaquah (Southeast of Seattle). Experience the adventure of finding and cutting your favorite tagged tree. Our festive greeters will help you find your unique tree and our expert crew will shake, square cut, and securely tie down your tree.Our festively decorated rustic red barn invites you in to warm up and browse our unique selection of gifts, ornaments, decorations and hand-crafted wreaths to brighten your holiday season. Visit us soon for a memorable holiday experience that you and your family will love! Enjoy our complimentary hot cider and cookies in the gift barn. The Balsam fir is the most fragrant of the trees, making it the most popular Christmas tree variety. They’re durable and have short, flat, dark green needles. They do dry out quickly so be sure to check their water levels often. Fun Fact: The tree was named for the balsam or resin found in blisters on bark which was used to treat wounds during the Civil War. Nothing says Christmas quite like a fragrant, real tree. And many families who choose real over artificial will be selecting the perfect one sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas. According to the National Christmas Tree Association, approximately 25-30 million live Christmas trees are sold in the U.S. every year.
Recognizable by their needles, which are dark green on top and silver underneath. The branches, which curve slightly upward, are stiff so they hold ornaments well. And they last a long time — it’s not uncommon for these trees to last as long as 6 weeks, and they retain their needles well. After Balsam Fir, Fraser Firs are especially fragrant. Fun Fact: It takes 7—10 years to grow a 6—7 foot Fraser Fir! I’m not sure what variety of trees we had back in the 50’s and 60’s as kids growing up in Mobile Alabama, but they were all “Christmas trees” and we loved all of them. Never never never did we have a fake tree. The Noble fir is the most widely used tree in Western US by a wide margin. The Grand Fir is by far the most fragrant tree. Almost nobody uses Scotch Pine anymore. Keith Con Color is Concolor or White fir. No matter where you live the native trees tend to be more Charlie Brown because they are not tended like they are at tree farms. Just ask your local Nursery what the local tress are Rose Marie
The tree I’m looking for will have a fragrance that will cover the whole house Rena small one. They also have a lot of sticky sap on them. I live in Alabama but will drive anywhere at Christmas to get one!
Bonus Fun Fact: The tree variety selected for the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in New York City is a Norway Spruce. These trees can be identified by their needles which radiate equally in all directions around the branch, like a bristle brush.I LOVED the tree we had when I was a child upstate NY, you found them in the woods, you could see threw the branches, long needles, like Charlie Brown tree, what are they called??? When you hung decorations and lights you could see them! Not Full of needles.
Which country is the largest Christmas tree exporter in Europe?
Denmark Denmark is a major producer of live Christmas trees, about 90 percent are exported to other European nations, such as Great Britain, France, Germany and Austria.
A very common variety, these trees are favored for their perfect conical shape and fullness. Great for filling big rooms. Their needles are soft and flat with a blunt tip. Best to use lighter-weighted ornaments. Fun Fact: The tree was named after botanist David Douglas who studied the tree in the 1800s. But which tree makes the perfect Christmas tree? There are many varieties to choose from—35 different species of trees are grown especially for Christmas—and many things to consider: size, shape, needles, branches, fullness, and fragrance. While a Charlie Brown Christmas tree is cute, it’s not what people usually select to make memories during the holiday season. This evergreen is hard to miss with its beautiful blue hue. It’s a popular Christmas tree because it rarely sheds its needles. But they are sharp, so be careful (but they’re a good pet deterrent!). Stiff branches hold ornaments well and they have a perfect pyramid shape. Consider the tree’s color when selecting decorations. Fun Fact: A Blue Spruce is the living Christmas Tree planted on the south lawn of the White House!Christmas Tree Farm Hobart Wa – Web when you get the tree home, tap it on the driveway to shake off the loose needles from the tree, then give it a second cut and set it in a bucket of water. Once its in the house, keep. Christmas Tree Farm Hobart Wa. Christmas Tree Farm Hobart Wa – We have been going here for years and by far is the best. Web farmer brown’s christmas tree farm 12017 109th ave ne, arlington, wa 98223 “we love farmer browns! Christmas Tree Farm Hobart Wa. Christmas Tree Farm Hobart Wa – Web the farm provides saws for cutting trees, and tree shaking, baling, and twine are offered free of charge. Open friday, saturday, sunday 9 a.m. Christmas Tree Farm Hobart Wa.
3rd & 4th, and dec. We have been going here for years and by far is the best. Web papa’s tree farm 26429 se 200th street maple valley, wa 98038 phone: Once its in the house, keep.
We provide saws (adults only), kneepads, and twine to tie down your tree to your car. We offer a complimentary full service experience including shaking and baling your tree and secure your tree to your car.We provide complimentary cookies and hot apple cider in the gift barn. Evergreen Corn Co. is here at the farm the following dates: Nov. 25, 26, 27 and Dec. 3 & 4 selling kettle corn, hot cocoa, coffee and hot dogs. Canadian households consumed 7.3 million turkeys in 2016, a per capita average of 4.3 kg. Last year, 3.1 million whole turkeys were purchased by Canadians at Christmas, representing 41.7% of the total whole turkeys sold. One-third of all Canadian households purchased turkey or turkey products during the Christmas season in 2016. One of our most symbolic Canadian exports is also a grand and historic tradition wrapped in a Christmas tree. Every year, Nova Scotia sends the city of Boston, Massachusetts its “official Christmas tree” as a thanks and remembrance for aid the Boston Red Cross and the Massachusetts Public Safety Committee provided immediately after the Halifax Explosion of 1917.Canada imports as much candy as it exports, each worth $3.1 billion in 2016. Canada has a lot of candy makers, with 473 businesses – 88.9% of them small enterprises – identifying as candy producers. Approximately 95% of exported goodies are destined for the United States.
Spirits Canada data shows Canada exports $973 million worth of alcohol in 2016, with spirits accounting for almost $675 million. Approximately $149 million worth of Canadian beer was bought in foreign markets with wine accounting for $90.5 million. Bring on the Canadian brew.
There’s nothing more symbolic than the Christmas tree. Did you know Canada is the world’s largest exporter of natural trees? Last year, more than 1.9 million trees, valued at $43.1 million, made their way to living rooms all over the world, including “Down Under” in Australia and even Thailand.
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Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without watching the 1964 classic, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. While it was filmed in Japan, the sound was recorded and mixed, using Canadian actors and their voices, in Toronto.
A staple condiment for Christmas turkey is cranberry sauce. Known as a healthy food, cranberries are indigenous to the wetlands of North America. Early settlers found them growing in the Maritime provinces. Today, British Columbia and Quebec are Canada’s top producers of the fruit, with the bulk of Canada’s 175,066 metric tonnes of cranberries sourced there in 2016. Worth $88.5 million in exports, approximately 63,471 metric tonnes, (36%), of Canadian Cranberries are destined for countries outside of Canada.
Another global holiday tradition is serving turkey for Christmas supper. Canada plays a role in helping families all over the world carve up their holiday dinner. In 2016, 551 Canadian turkey farms produced a total of 183.3 million kilograms of turkey. Of that total, 14%, or 26.1 million, kilograms were destined to dinner tables outside of Canada.
Did you know Christmas Island, Nova Scotia receives thousands of Christmas Cards from every corner of the world, months before December 25th, from season revelers looking to add a festive feel to their greeting cards? The tiny post office has a special postmark – a Christmas wreath with a bow – and has received cards, “with return postage enclosed”, from as far away as Tahiti.
Overall, 1,872 farms produced $77.6 million worth of Christmas trees in 2016. Quebec is overwhelmingly Canada’s top producer of “sapins de Noël”, followed by Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. The U.S. is Canada’s largest export destination, receiving 95% of all Christmas trees Canada sells internationally.
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The initial tree was sent in 1918. But it wasn’t until 1971 that it became an annual tradition that sees the 40 to 50-foot tree make the 1200-km journey from Nova Scotia to Massachusetts. There, it is erected and decorated in Boston Common – the location where the mayors of Boston and Halifax unveiled a new plaque this year to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the event.
Christmas Island. Reindeer Station. Noel. Chimney and L’Enfant-Jésus. You don’t have to live in any of those Canadian towns to get into the holiday spirit this year. Aside from season-inspired geographic names, Canadians and Canadian exports play a vital role in helping millions celebrate the holiday season around the globe.Many Canadians prefer an artificial Christmas tree, which is likely imported from China. Of the $61 million worth of artificial trees Canada imported last year, $59.5 million worth of trees hailed from the Asian country.
What is the most popular Christmas tree in the world?
1. Balsam Fir. The Balsam fir is the most fragrant of the trees, making it the most popular Christmas tree variety. They’re durable and have short, flat, dark green needles.
According to the Canadian Toy Association, toys and games are a $1.8 billion industry annually. Canada has 81 toy manufacturers, contributing to $1.3 billion in toy exports last year.Commodity prices can impact exporting, world trade and your business, but you can stay abreast of prices and other indicators with this at-a-glance report.Canadians are still interested in brick-and-mortar stores, with 62% claiming they’ll shop in stores this Christmas. But for the remaining one-third of Christmas purchases, Canadians are choosing to shop online. Amazon is by far the top choice for online shoppers this holiday season, with 77% of Canadians planning to click-and-buy from the world’s largest online retailer. Clark Griswald of Christmas Vacation fame may not have blown up the electrical panel if he was like 41% of Canadians who now choose the more energy-efficient light emitting diodes (LED) lighting. That number is up from 29% who used LED Christmas twinklers in 2007. LEDs power 49% of all Christmas lighting displays in New Brunswick – considered the best in the country. More than 40% of Canadians are now using this type of lighting for their home displays during the festive season. Sugary treats are a staple during the holiday season and Canadians definitely enjoy their sweet snacks. Last Christmas, Canadians bought $460 million worth of candy, higher than the monthly average of $326.1 million.The Maritimes boast many industry leaders in LED technology, including New Brunswick’s Green LED Lighting Solutions and Nova Scotia’s LED Roadway Lighting.
“Toys” aren’t just for kids. The most popular Christmas “toy” for grown-ups this year is the Canadian-engineered Instant Pot. Developed by Ottawa engineer Robert Wang, this hybrid pressure/slow cooker sold 250,000 units on Amazon in 24 hours in July. It was in the top five most sold items on Amazon during Black Friday sales.
Sitting by a roaring fire and having a night cap is a Christmas tradition for Canadians from St. John’s to Victoria. Canadian beverages – wine, beer and spirits – not only have an excellent global reputation, but are the go-to beverage of choice for many Christmas revelers.The must-have toy of 2017 is the L.O.L Big Surprise, which boasts 50 surprises for kids to unwrap. It’s manufactured by MGA Entertainment, a California-based global company with Canadian operations in Markham, Ontario.According to Statistics Canada, Canadians spent $22.1 billion on alcoholic beverages in 2016, with beer representing the largest share, $9.2 billion, followed by wine and spirits.
Snowshoe Evergreen, Inc. in Puyallup, Washington, is a family-owned business that’s been providing wholesale and retail conifers and Christmas trees for many years. What began as a dairy farm more than 100 years ago has become a successful tree farm and uses proven management practices to produce the best and healthiest trees that exceed customer expectation. A winner of multiple awards for innovation and research, Snowshoe Evergreen is the place to visit for your family’s tree.
If you’re in search of the perfect Christmas tree this season, check out Mountain Creek Tree Farm in Snoqualmie, Washington. Located near beautiful Mount Si, a visit to this farm will evoke memories of holidays gone by. This season, fill your home with the fragrance of a freshly cut fir tree without emptying your wallet.
Find your perfect Christmas tree at Carnation Tree Farm in Carnation, Washington. The farm practices green farming techniques that help preserve and protect the area by using natural pest and weed control, conserving water, and planting a wide variety of plants and trees to support local wildlife. You know you’re getting more than a beautiful part of your holiday decorations when you pick and cut your own blue or Norway spruce or any of the many species of fir trees grown here. They also have pre-cut trees for those who prefer that.The only problem you’ll have when you come to Beerbower Christmas Tree Farm n Elma, Washington, is deciding what kind of tree to choose from more than 13,000 trees available. This family farm has been around for over 65 years, but starting raising and selling u-pick and pre-cut Christmas trees in 2005. Every tree on the farm is guaranteed to be free from defect, and will provide your family with a gorgeous indoor display to decorate for the holidays.
Where was Taylor Swift's christmas tree farm?
Reading, Pennsylvania Before Taylor Swift and her family moved to Tennessee to pursue her music career, she spent her childhood in Pennsylvania. During her early childhood, Swift grew up on Pine Ridge Farm, an 11-acre Christmas tree farm in Reading, Pennsylvania.
Located just outside Seattle in Port Orchard, Washington, Alpine Farms sells wholesale trees, wreaths, garlands, and other holiday decorations for your home or workplace, and they can be shipped almost anywhere in the U.S. Besides being the go-to place for your holiday needs, this family owned and operated farm has been in business for more than 65 years. They also sponsor fundraising efforts to benefit local organizations and help them spread the holiday cheer.
What is the most popular Christmas tree in Europe?
Most Beautiful Christmas Trees in Europe 2022Tallinn – Estonia. … York – England. … Stockholm – Sweden. … Brasov – Romania. … Paris – France. … Wroclaw – Poland. From 18th November to 31st December 2022. … Munich- Germany. From 21st November to 24th December 2022. … Monte Carlo – Monaco. From 23rd November 2022 to 1st January 2023 (TBC)
Experience the fun of finding and cutting your very own family tree this holiday season by coming down to Enchanted Winds Christmas Tree Farm in Issaquah, Washington. After the beautiful drive to the farm, you’ll be greeted by friendly people who will help you find your special tree and prepare it to go home with you. While you wait, you can enjoy complimentary hot apple cider and cookies.
Bear Canyon Tree Farm has been growing and selling the best Christmas trees since 1949. If you’re looking for a farm that offers a good variety of trees, wreaths, and garlands in every shape and size that will adorn your home and make it picture perfect for the holidays. They’ll even ship your selection to you at reasonable rates.
Are you looking to start a new family tradition this year by picking out your Christmas tree together? Three Tree Farms in Maple Valley, Washington, is a great place to visit. Three Trees Farm has been a working farm since 1916, but planting and selling Christmas trees began in 1999. Never cut a tree yourself? No problem! There are plenty of helpful people on hand to assist in selection, cutting, and preparing for transport. Treat yourself and your family to a delicious hot cup of joy while there, too.
This lovely 160-acre tree farm has been around for more than 30 years. Family owned and operated, Washougal River Christmas Trees in the town of the same name has plenty of choices that will ensure you find the perfect tree for the living room or your table top. You can search through the field and pick your own or select one that’s been pre-cut. Treat yourself and your family to a hot cup of cocoa and a candy cane while there, and don’t forget to take the little ones to see the animals.Rio Di Janeiro go a level up when it comes to their Christmas tree display. How? They construct it on water. It is known as the largest floating Christmas tree in the world reaching heights of 278ft (back in 2007, according to the Guinness Book of World Records).
But this isn’t any ordinary tree. It’s handpicked from the same farm the Royal Family get theirs from. What makes it even better? Sustainability is at its heart, so for every one tree cut down, three more are planted. And when the festive period is over and it’s time for the tree to be taken down, it will be recycled to make woodchips.
Varying in height every year, the tallest Lisbon’s Christmas tree has ever been is a whopping 249 ft, competing for the tallest Christmas tree in Europe title.
This year Vilnius’ spectacular tree returns to Cathedral Square, and it’s shaped as a giant birthday cake to celebrate Vilnius’ 700th anniversary, which will be celebrated throughout 2023. The tree reaches heights of 82ft and is 72 ft at its widest, with 700 candle-shaped lights.
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For many years, Lithuania’s capital has been recognised for having one of the most beautiful Christmas tree displays in the world. Every year, the theme of the tree changes; past themes have included time, chess, and the colour purple.New York attracts tens of millions of tourists throughout the entire year, but winter is magical. Visiting in December means witnessing the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, with its lights being switched on around 1 December. Considered the ‘Holiday Beacon of New York’, the history of the tree goes back eight decades to 1931.
Although artificial, Lisbon’s tree always feels quite traditional and tasteful in lights and colours. Visitors can even step inside the tree and gaze up at the sparkling display, which is located on the large waterfront square, Praça do Comércio.
Head to the medieval town Gubbio in Italy to see this extraordinary 2,000ft light display decorated on pine trees on the side of Mount Ingino. The top of tree, which reaches up to the peak of Basilica of the Patron Sant’Ubaldo, is crowned with a bright white shooting star.The display is illuminated every year from 7 December at 6.30pm from Piazza Gramsci, with Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis previously having the honours of switching on the lights.
What did Taylor Swift do at the Christmas tree farm?
You know, as one does. Taylor’s job was to pick out the praying-mantis pods so they wouldn’t hatch inside people’s homes. So while her parents weren’t exactly farmers (her father worked at Merrill Lynch and bought the farm from a client), anticipation for the holidays is in her blood.
Located in Place Kléber, the festive market is made even more magical with its iconic centre piece Christmas tree. Towering over 30m high, the tree is decorated with 7km of fairy lights and around 400 baubles, and has 50-80 extra branches implanted to make it appear plumper. In total, it takes around 180 man-hours to create the final look.2022’s Norway Spruce is 82ft tall, with 50,000 lights and a three-dimensional Swarovski star, designed by architect Daniel Libeskind in 2018 and covered in three million crystals.In central Covent Garden, right next to the famous market, 2022’s 60ft tree is dressed in more than 30,000 red and white lights and giant baubles, which requires 60 workers and around 300 hours of labour. Every year, Dortmund creates a 150 ft tall tower of branches out of hundreds of spruce trees. It usually weights up to 40 tonnes and decorated with nearly 40,000 electric lights. This isn’t light work. The construction of this tree is usually four weeks labour, so it really is worthy of featuring in our list! The on-off traditions first started in 1996, alongside a dazzling firework display on the day the lights get switched on. Hundreds of thousands of visitor’s flock to Rio to see the multicoloured display afloat on the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon.
This extravagant display and experience for Christmas may be surprising considering Taiwan doesn’t officially celebrate Christmas, as it is not a national holiday.Probably the most outrageous Christmas tree display of them all. New Taipei City in Taiwan hosts an annual Christmasland event every year with incredible art installations, projections and dazzling lights. Located in Citizen Square is the region’s tallest Christmas tree.
Back to a more traditional tree. Strasbourg Christmas Market, otherwise known as Christkindlsmärik, is France’s most popular market dating all the way back to the mid-1500s and is known as the Capital of Christmas.
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Not only will you find one of the biggest and prettiest Christmas markets in Germany in the smaller city of Dortmund, with more than 300 stalls attracting thousands of visitors every year, but you will also find another enormous Christmas tree, again boasting to be one of the largest in the world.London has several spectacular Christmas trees lighting up its capital, with Trafalgar Square usually stealing the show. However we think Covent Garden’s tree has something quite special about it.
Whether you have decided to celebrate Christmas in Germany, France, Austria, UK, Belgium, Poland, Switzerland, Spain, Italy or anywhere else in Europe, do not miss this opportunity to discover the best Christmas trees in Europe.
We do not think this picture needs a comment. A lot of people doubt that Rome is a perfect destination for Christmas but all the streets are full of priests, bishops, archbishops …the city itself looks like a living crib!Treat yourself to a Night Cruise in Paris or select one of our best activities in Paris and book a charming hotel for a successful holiday in the city of love.
Book your flights to Munich as well as your accommodation and tours and activities in Bavaria such as a “Neuschwanstein Castle Day Trip from Munich” to discover the most beautiful castles in Germany.
Snow is guaranteed at Christmas in Estonia. The Tallin Christmas Market is one of the most famous Christmas markets in the region. Come discover the Estonian’s most famous Christmas tree surrounded by little snow huts selling food, drinks and crafts.
Lisbon is definitely worth the trip for a shopping getaway at Christmas time. Prices are often lower than elsewhere in Europe and Lisbon has many Outlets too.
Book your flights to Wroclaw as well as your accommodation and your tours and activities such as a tour to discover the Dwarfs from Wroclaw. Need more inspiration? Discover the Best Christmas Markets in Poland.Brussels has one of the most beautiful Christmas markets in Europe and for sure the most beautiful Christmas Market in Belgium. At Christmas the whole city is decorated with twinkling lights and welcomes visitors from all over the world. Book your flights and accommodation at the best price as well as your activities and tours in Strasbourg such a guided tour of the Christmas market and wine tasting. Take a leisurely stroll along St Nicholas Fair and soak up the festive atmosphere, as you discover fine Yorkshire produce from crafters and makers showcased at the Made in Yorkshire Yuletide Village. If you’re looking for more traditional Christmas gifts, don’t forget to wander amongst the many alpine chalets on Parliament Street.Stockholm looks even more beautiful at Christmas! Stroll through the historic streets of the old city center and let yourself be seduced by its sweet atmosphere.