Florida Christmas Trees Presented to the State Capitol
|December 13, 2012||Posted by Marisol under Events, Horticulture, News|
Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam H. Putnam continued the tradition to present Florida-grown Christmas trees to the Governor and Cabinet Members on behalf of the Florida Christmas Tree Association.
On Tuesday, Franco and Sigrid Camacho from Bavarian Christmas Tree Farm in Tallahassee presented fresh cut Red Cedar trees to Governor Rick Scott, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, and Attorney General Pam Bondi, hosted by Commissioner Putnam during a brief presentation.
Attorney Pam Bondi encouraged the audience to adopt a pet during the holiday season when presented with a dog from Tallahassee’s animal shelter. It certainly is a great gift for families.
The trees are delivered every year by dedicated County Foresters from the Florida Forest Service who manage Florida’s forest resources and implement sustainable forestry principles, wildfire prevention and suppression.
There are more than 20 Christmas tree farms around the State. According to the National Agriculture Statistics Service, Florida earned 2.1 million dollars in Christmas trees cash receipts in 2010.
Purchasing a homegrown Florida tree is good for the environment because less fuel is used in transportation. This also supports the farmers of the state and boosts Florida’s economy.
To find a Christmas tree farm in your area visit: