So how much do you know about Christmas Trees? Want to astound everyone at your Christmas dinner? We have more Christmas tree trivia than you'll ever need.

 

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Here’s some Christmas tree trivia from www.thehistoryofchristmas.com:

  • Christmas trees have been sold commercially in the United States since about 1850.
  • The tallest living Christmas tree is believed to be the 122-foot, 91-year-old Douglas fir in the town of Woodinville, Washington.
  • The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree tradition began in 1933.
  • Franklin Pierce, the 14th president, brought the Christmas tree tradition to the White House.
  • In 1923, President Calvin Coolidge started the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony now held every year on the White House lawn.
  • Since 1966, the National Christmas Tree Association has given a Christmas tree to the President and first family.
  • Christmas trees generally take 6-8 years to mature.
  • Christmas trees are grown in all 50 states including Hawaii and Alaska.
  • 100,000 people are employed in the Christmas tree industry.
  • 98 percent of all Christmas trees are grown on farms.
  • More than 1,000,000 acres of land have been planted with Christmas trees.
  • 77 million Christmas trees are planted each year.
  • Thomas Edison’s assistants came up with the idea of electric lights for Christmas trees.
  • Teddy Roosevelt banned the Christmas tree from the White House for environmental reasons.
  • California, Oregon, Michigan, Washington, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina are the top Christmas tree producing states.
  • The best selling trees are Scotch Pine, Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Balsam Fir, and White Pine.