Buy your tree @ Florida Christmas Tree Farms
|November 20, 2009||Posted by admin under Farms|
The holiday season is coming soon and sometimes it is hard to get in the spirit for the upcoming celebrations. There’s no better way to start than by decorating your home with the fragrant pines commonly known as Christmas trees that you buy at a Florida Christmas tree farm.
Surprised? Well, Christmas tree farming in Florida is a small industry run by family-owned businesses in lands inherited through generations. An estimated 20,000 trees are grown in Florida each year, including a variety of Red Cedars, Virginia Pines, Sand Pines, Spruce Pines, Arizona Cypresses and Leyland Cypresses.
It’s so much fun to visit these farms. They carry a wide array of potted trees, wreaths, fresh precut trees and Christmas cactus to name a few. It’s a great source of agri-entertainment because of the many adventures and activities they offer for the entire family. You can choose and cut your own tree, go on hay rides, see their petting zoo and gift shops, roast hotdogs and marshmallows on their bonfires and much more.
We recommend the farms that are members of The Florida Christmas Tree Association. It was established in 1980 to promote the production of better Christmas trees, to promote research through a cooperative effort, and to find solutions to problems growing Christmas trees.
Christmas tree farmers have made a conscientious effort to enhance and to preserve the environment, planting trees on barren land where no other crops will grow, and where no trees have grown before.
Buying a Florida Christmas tree is good for the environment because less fuel is used in transportation and supports state farmers economy. To go visit a Florida Christmas tree farm near you, please visit our website: