‘Plenty’ of Christmas Trees in Stock

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By Clint Thompson It is that time of year again when  families across the Southeast will venture out to Christmas tree farms to find that nice addition to the Christmas season this year. Jeremy Pickens, Alabama Assistant Extension professor in horticulture at Auburn University, says there are plenty of trees to choose from this holiday season. “I think that supply …

Christmas Trees Arriving at Charlotte Regional Farmers Market

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CHARLOTTE – Fresh-cut North Carolina Christmas trees will be arriving at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market Friday for shoppers eager to get a jump on their holiday decorating. To accommodate shoppers, the market will be open every Sunday, Nov. 27 to Dec. 18, from noon to 5 p.m.              “Our state is renowned for its Christmas trees, ranking second in …

Christmas Tree Sales: It’s Unreal

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By Clint Thompson Christmas tree sales started early and ended earlier for one South Georgia farmer. “The sales were unreal,” said Jerry Hubbard, owner of Hubbard Christmas Tree Farm in Thomasville, Georgia. Hubbard’s ‘unreal’ year of Christmas tree sales started in mid-November and ended in mid-December. People visited from all over the Southeast to cut a tree. Hubbard even had …

Christmas Tree Season: Record Sales Expected Again

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By Clint Thompson Last year was a banner season for Christmas tree farms in Alabama. Jeremy Pickens, Alabama Assistant Extension Professor in Horticulture at Auburn University, expects more of the same this year. In fact, consumers should not procrastinate too long to purchase a tree this holiday season. “I think (the industry’s) holding steady and growing. We’re probably picking up, …

A Southern Fir Christmas Tree is on the Horizon for Ornamental, Timber Industries

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By Mark Czarnota for CAES News During the holiday season in the U.S., more than 20 million freshly cut Christmas trees are sold every year, with fir trees topping the most-desired list. Unfortunately growers cannot meet the needs of consumers, and every year, there is a shortage of trees, primarily due to the incredible losses of susceptible firs — including …

Christmas Tree Sales Up Amid Ongoing Pandemic

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Christmas tree sales are booming this year, and COVID-19 may be a reason why. Both Frank Wadsworth, owner of Wadsworth Christmas Tree Farm in Wetumpka, Alabama and Jeremy Pickens, Alabama Assistant Extension Professor in Horticulture at Auburn University, agree that the recommendations that people social distance themselves and stay quarantined has left many with the longing to get outside and …

Alabama Christmas Tree Farmers to Experience Joyous Holiday Sales?

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Alabama Christmas tree farms started with record-breaking sales during the Thanksgiving holidays, according to Jeremy Pickens, Alabama Assistant Extension Professor in Horticulture at Auburn University. While bad weather on Sunday reduced some foot traffic, Pickens expects sales to pick back up. “I think with the (coronavirus) pandemic, unfortunately, people are ready to get outside. What a great thing to go …