The Value of Christmas Trees

"...there is no reason why the joy associated with the Christmas evergreen may not be a means of arousing in the minds of children an appreciation of the beauty and usefulness of trees; and keen appreciation of the beauty and usefulness of trees is a long stop toward the will to plant and care for them (Arthur Sowder, US Forest Service, 1949)."

Monday, October 4, 2010

Updates on Website

As seen from some recent letters to the editors of the High Country Press, the public continues to be concerned about the production of Christmas trees in the area. Also, as we get nearer to Christmas, the media including blogs and other social media question the environmental safety of real Christmas trees. Because of this, I have revised the information on the web site, "Frequently Asked Questions about Christmas Trees and the Environment." This web site is found at:

The updated information reflects new pest control practices, updated cancer rates for mountain counties, and newly available links. The site can be used as an overview for concerned citizens or references for reporters.

If you have any questions, comments, see any errors or have additional information that should be added, let me know.

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