Christmas Tree Harvesting… by Helicopter?

You may have seen this incredible video making the rounds on the internet, but if not – prepare to be amazed! Note: This is not a Weyerhaeuser operation, just an interesting video worth seeing.

Curious about Christmas Trees? Read these facts from the National Christmas Tree Association.

[li]There are approximately 25-30 million Real Christmas Trees sold in the U.S. every year.[/li]
[li]There are close to 350 million Real Christmas Trees currently growing on Christmas Tree farms in the U.S. alone, all planted by farmers.[/li]
[li]North American Real Christmas Trees are grown in all 50 states and Canada.[/li]
[li]There are more than 4,000 local Christmas Tree recycling programs throughout the United States.[/li]
[li]For every Real Christmas Tree harvested, 1 to 3 seedlings are planted the following spring.[/li]
[li]There are about 350,000 acres in production for growing Christmas Trees in the U.S.; much of it preserving green space.[/li]
[li]There are close to 15,000 farms growing Christmas Trees in the U.S., and over 100,000 people are employed full or part-time in the industry.[/li]
[li]It can take as many as 15 years to grow a tree of typical height (6 – 7 feet) or as little as 4 years, but the average growing time is 7 years.[/li]
[li]The top Christmas Tree producing states are Oregon, North Carolina, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Washington.[/li]
[li]The most common Christmas Tree species are: balsam fir, Douglas-fir, Fraser fir, noble fir, Scotch pine, Virginia pine and white pine.[/li]

Jonathan Rundle
Jonathan Rundle