Here are some little known facts about Christmas Trees!

  • About 98% of Christmas trees are grown on farms. Only 2% are cut from the wild.

  • 93% of people who purchase real Christmas trees recycle them at the end of the season.

  • Christmas trees help to reduce the amount of dust and pollen in the air.

  • One acre of Christmas trees can provide enough oxygen to support 18 people per day!

  • Christmas trees are grown in all 50 states.

  • Of more than 200 trees that are planted per acre, only 1000-1500 will survive. That number drops to
    around 750 as you travel to northern parts of the country.

  • 80% of artificial trees are made in China.

  • It takes an average of 6-10 years for a Christmas tree to grow and mature.

Source: University of Illinois