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- The use of evergreen trees to celebrate the winter season occurred before the birth of Christ.
- The first decorated Christmas was in Riga, Latvia in 1510.
The first printed reference to Christmas trees appeared in Germany in 1531.
- Nineteenth century Americans cut their trees in nearby forests.
- Christmas trees have been sold commercially in the United states since about 1850.
- Until fairly recently, all Christmas trees came from the forest.
- The first Christmas tree retail lot in the United States was started in 1851 in New York by Mark Carr.
- In 1900, large stores started to erect big illuminated Christmas trees.
- Growing Christmas trees provides a habitat for wildlife.
- Recycled trees have been used to make sand and soil erosion barriers and been placed in ponds for fish shelter.
- Christmas trees remove dust and pollen from the air.
- Artificial trees will last for six years in your home, but for centuries in a landfill.
- 59 percent of real Christmas trees harvested are recycled in community programs.
- An acre of Christmas trees provides for the daily oxygen requirements of 18 people.
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