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: http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/fletcher/programs/xmas/environment/index.html
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.