Christmas at the Capitol
|December 10, 2010||Posted by admin under Agriculture, Farms, Horticulture|
Commissioner Bronson is promoting Florida Christmas trees because of their environmental and economical impact on the state. “Artificial trees are primarily manufactured overseas largely out of metals and plastic, so after disposal they remain in a landfill for centuries,” Bronson said. “Real Christmas trees are renewable, recyclable and biodegradable. While growing they absorb carbon dioxide and other gases, emit fresh oxygen, stabilize the soil, protect water supplies and provide refuge for wildlife. Florida-grown trees don’t have to transported long distances, thus saving energy. And, buying from local farms helps local economies.”
Bavarian Christmas Tree Farm is located at 4352 Safari Run in Tallahassee, 8.6 miles from Interstate 10 on Highway 90 East. It is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. until December 24. The telephone number is (850) 668-7582. In addition to choose-and-cut trees, the farm also has a crafts and gift shop. Bavarian Christmas tea is also available.
Have you gotten your Florida Christmas tree yet? If not, you can locate a tree farm near you here.