Water is the essential ingredient in keeping your real Christmas tree fresh
Before you set up your tree, make a fresh, straight cut across the base of the tree, removing a half-inch or more from the bottom.
Tips for success with your first real Christmas tree
Tips for success with your first real Christmas tree The scent of a real Christmas tree in the house, the allure of a family outing
Choosing the right Christmas tree
Michigan farms and tree lots offer an array of great Christmas tree choices. Whether you look for a pre-cut tree at a local tree lot
Looking for Something New This Holiday Season? Try an Exotic Species This Year.
Michigan Christmas tree farms are producing an ever-widening array of tree types, including exotic or lesser-known tree species. Corkbark fir. Photo by Bert Cregg, MSU.
Links to videos on a variety of Christmas tree topics to get you in the holiday spirit!
Click the links below to watch some excellent videos from the It’s Christmas. Keep it Real campaign of the Christmas Tree Promotion Board. The videos cover
Living Christmas trees: Another real tree option
Enjoy holiday memories for years to come with a living tree. Bert Cregg, Michigan State University Extension, Departments of Horticulture and Forestry, and Jill O’Donnell, MSU Extension – November 26,
Recycling Your Christmas Tree
As many of you are heading out and picking that perfect real Christmas tree to trim, here is one more reason you are making the
All Things Christmas – The Natural Version
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The culmination of the Thanksgiving holiday has subsided and we are heading into a new season –
Debunking the Real Christmas Tree Myths
Misconceptions and outright lies about real Christmas trees have led to many confused consumers during the holiday season. Many believe they’re doing a favor
Advice for First-Time Buyers of Real Trees
The time has come to toss your artificial tree where it belongs – in the trash. Real Christmas trees need a little love and care,
Before, During, and After Christmas Tree Tips
Christmas only comes once a year so it’s important to select the perfect tree to decorate, but picking a tree suitable to display in your
The Toxic Side of Artificial Trees
Every December, people flock to superstores to do the “green” thing: purchase an artificial tree in hopes of saving a few trees from being chopped
How to Have a Green Christmas
Every Christmas many are faced with a major decision: decorate their home with a fresh, real Christmas tree or purchase an imported, artificial tree. Contrary
Christmas Trees: Then and Now
Trees during the winter season symbolize, joy, winter, and, best of all, Christmas. The magnificent Christmas tree has always been an imperative part of Christmas,