Christmas tree’s genes date to dinosaur age
New research shows that the genome of conifers has hardly changed since the days of the dinosaurs.
Did I do the right thing by cutting down a Christmas tree?
Fake tree or real one? How to choose the clear winner from an environmental perspective.
How can I make my Christmas tree last?
If you’re bringing home a tree, there are few simple rules for keeping it looking fresh and festive for the duration of the holidays.
A few things you probably didn’t know about the National Christmas Tree
It all began in 1923, when President Coolidge illuminated a balsam fir from his native Vermont. Since then a succesion of live and cut trees have held the title.
‘Transplant shock’ kills U.S. National Christmas Tree
The Colorado blue spruce passed away ‘due to complications resulting from transplant shock’ just 14 months after it was planted outside the White House.
U.S. to delay ‘Christmas tree tax’
Amid an uproar from some conservatives, the Obama administration will delay an industry-funded effort to promote real Christmas trees over plastic replicas.
In Paris, old Christmas trees are collected and turned to mulch that fertilizes trees of the non-Christmas variety residing in city parks.