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Re-use your Christmas trees after the holidays

When the holidays are over, you could chuck your Christmas tree into the woods or take it to the dump, but there are plenty of ways you can repurpose it.



Oh Fraser fir, where do you come from?

Oh Fraser fir, where do you come from?
Mountains and Fraser firs are all you can see for miles from Rodney Richardson’s back porch.



Guide to Virginia-grown Christmas trees available online

Free copies of the 2015 Virginia Grown Christmas Tree Guide, published by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services in cooperation with the Virginia Christmas Tree Growers Association, are available at tourist information centers, libraries and Virginia Cooperative Extension offices.



Recycled trees are post-holiday gifts for the environment

Recycled trees are post-holiday gifts for the environment
Jennifer Gagnon, Virginia Forest Landowner Education program coordinator, said fresh-cut Christmas trees can be recycled or repurposed into natural products, wildlife habitat or feeding areas to attract wildlife.



Oh Fraser fir, Oh Fraser fir, where do you come from?

Mountains and Fraser firs are all you can see for miles from Rodney Richardson’s back porch. And that’s fine with him, because growing Fraser firs is how he makes his living.




Virginia Christmas tree growers deliver on this year’s harvest

It’s not quite Thanksgiving, but the Christmas tree harvest is in full swing and Virginia growers are experiencing a good one.



Virginia Christmas trees rank among nation’s Top 10

Each year, more than 30 million American households celebrate the holidays with a fresh, farm-grown Christmas tree.




Make the holidays last longer—plant your Christmas tree

Make the holidays last longer—plant your Christmas tree
Enjoy your Christmas tree year-round when you buy it live and plant it in your garden or home landscape.