Twelve Cool Facts About Christmas Trees!

Americans buy approximately 30 to 35 million real Christmas trees every year. (credit: Getty Images)
Twelve Cool Facts About Christmas Trees! Americans buy approximately 30 to 35 million real Christmas trees every year. (credit: Getty Images)
Did you know that it takes an average of seven years to grow a Christmas tree of average retail height (6-7 feet)? (credit: Getty Images)
Twelve Cool Facts About Christmas Trees! Did you know that it takes an average of seven years to grow a Christmas tree of average retail height (6-7 feet)? (credit: Getty Images)
For every Christmas tree that is harvested, up to three seedlings are usually planted in its place the following spring. (credit: Getty Images)
Twelve Cool Facts About Christmas Trees! For every Christmas tree that is harvested, up to three seedlings are usually planted in its place the following spring. (credit: Getty Images)
There are about 500,000 acres in the United States devoted to just growing Christmas trees. (credit: Getty Images)
Twelve Cool Facts About Christmas Trees! There are about 500,000 acres in the United States devoted to just growing Christmas trees. (credit: Getty Images)
There are approximately 21,000 Christmas tree growers in the United States.(credit: Getty Images)
Twelve Cool Facts About Christmas Trees! There are approximately 21,000 Christmas tree growers in the United States.(credit: Getty Images)
It’s a fact that the first Christmas tree lights were mass produced back in 1890. Also,  Thomas Edison’s assistant, Edward Johnson, had the idea of electric lights for Christmas trees in 1882. (credit: Getty Images)
Twelve Cool Facts About Christmas Trees! It’s a fact that the first Christmas tree lights were mass produced back in 1890. Also, Thomas Edison’s assistant, Edward Johnson, had the idea of electric lights for Christmas trees in 1882. (credit: Getty Images)
Evergreen trees were used to celebrate the onset of winter, even before the birth of  the Christ Child. (credit: Getty Images)
Twelve Cool Facts About Christmas Trees! Evergreen trees were used to celebrate the onset of winter, even before the birth of the Christ Child. (credit: Getty Images)
Christmas trees remove dust and pollen from the air and take approximately seven years to mature. (credit: Getty Images)
Twelve Cool Facts About Christmas Trees! Christmas trees remove dust and pollen from the air and take approximately seven years to mature. (credit: Getty Images)
Did you know that the first Christmas tree was placed in the White House in 1856, by the 14th President of the United States, Franklin Pierce? (credit: Getty Images)
Twelve Cool Facts About Christmas Trees! Did you know that the first Christmas tree was placed in the White House in 1856, by the 14th President of the United States, Franklin Pierce? (credit: Getty Images)
Christmas trees have been sold commercially in the United States since around the year 1850. (credit: Getty Images)
Twelve Cool Facts About Christmas Trees! Christmas trees have been sold commercially in the United States since around the year 1850. (credit: Getty Images)
Among the best-selling Christmas trees include: Fraser fir, Noble fir, Balsam fir, Blue spruce, Scotch pine, White pine and Douglas fir. (credit: Getty Images)
Twelve Cool Facts About Christmas Trees! Among the best-selling Christmas trees include: Fraser fir, Noble fir, Balsam fir, Blue spruce, Scotch pine, White pine and Douglas fir. (credit: Getty Images)
It’s important to keep your tree well watered. In the first week of your Christmas tree being in your home, your tree will consume as much as a quart of water per day. (credit: Getty Images)
Twelve Cool Facts About Christmas Trees! It’s important to keep your tree well watered. In the first week of your Christmas tree being in your home, your tree will consume as much as a quart of water per day. (credit: Getty Images)
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