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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.


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Deck the halls with a Virginia Grown Christmas tree

Nothing says Christmas like a real, Virginia Grown evergreen tree.


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.


Recycled trees are post-holiday gifts for the environment

Instead of disposing of your cut Christmas tree, why not recycle it into garden materials or wildlife habitat?


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Albemarle County announces Christmas tree recycling details

The Albemarle County Parks & Recreation Department will host its annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program beginning Saturday and running through Jan. 17.


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You’re Not Alone: The ghosts of Christmases past with my father

The past two weeks I’ve been sitting peacefully, nestled in a lavender wingback chair, every morning in front of our Christmas tree.


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You’re Not Alone: Christmas tree ornaments from my father

I used to send my father Steinbach Christmas tree ornaments when we lived in Germany in early 1980 and then again in early 1990.


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Deck the halls with Virginia Grown Christmas trees

Nothing says Christmas like a real, Virginia Grown evergreen tree. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services reports the state’s growers have beautiful, fresh, farm-grown trees available for this holiday season.


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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. Live Christmas trees are those with the root ball still attached to the tree. Live Christmas trees that do well outdoors as well as indoors in Virginia are green spruce, blue spruce, concolor or white fir, white pine and Fraser fir, according to Augusta County horticulturalist and holiday décor enthusiast André Viette.


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Virginia Grown Christmas Tree Guide available

Start your holiday planning with a copy 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, the guide is a resource for finding choose-and-cut, fresh-cut and live Christmas trees across the Commonwealth. Complimentary copies are available through tourist information centers, libraries and Virginia Cooperative Extension offices.


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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. With 478,069 trees harvested in 2012—ranking them seventh nationwide—Virginia Christmas tree farmers are contributing significantly to the holiday tradition.


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Albemarle County Christmas tree recycling details announced

It’s almost that time of year again! As in the past, the Albemarle County Parks & Recreation Department will host its annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program beginning December 26, 2014 through January 18, 2015.


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Annual Lights of Love tree lighting ceremony at Augusta Health on Dec. 7

The annual Lights of Love Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration, benefitting the Gifted Care Program at the Shenandoah House and the Nursing Scholarship Program, will be Sunday at 4:30 pm in the Augusta Health Atrium Lobby.


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Deck the halls with real, Virginia Grown trees this holiday season

To encourage consumers to choose a Virginia Grown tree, Governor Terry McAuliffe proclaims December as “Virginia Christmas Tree Month” in the Commonwealth of Virginia.


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State Fair favorites could change with introduction of new attractions

The State Fair of Virginia is steeped in tradition, but there are plenty of new features that could become fairgoer favorites.


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Christmas tree growers gearing up for the holiday season

A seven-foot-tall, Fraser fir from Claybrooke Farm in Louisa County was named the state’s 2014 Grand Champion Christmas Tree during the Virginia Christmas Tree Growers Association (VCTGA) annual conference in Winchester.


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State Fair of Virginia competitions: One for every taste or talent

Competitions are a time-honored tradition at fairs across the country, and the State Fair of Virginia is no exception.