Tag: Christmas Tree
When the holidays are over, you could chuck your Christmas tree into the woods or take it to the dump.
Nothing says Christmas like a real, Virginia Grown evergreen tree.
It’s not quite Thanksgiving, but the Christmas tree harvest is in full swing and Virginia growers are experiencing a good one.
Instead of disposing of your cut Christmas tree, why not recycle it into garden materials or wildlife habitat?
The Albemarle County Parks & Recreation Department will host its annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program beginning Saturday and running through Jan. 17.
The past two weeks I’ve been sitting peacefully, nestled in a lavender wingback chair, every morning in front of our Christmas tree.
I used to send my father Steinbach Christmas tree ornaments when we lived in Germany in early 1980 and then again in early 1990.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To encourage consumers to choose a Virginia Grown tree, Governor Terry McAuliffe proclaims December as “Virginia Christmas Tree Month” in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The State Fair of Virginia is steeped in tradition, but there are plenty of new features that could become fairgoer favorites.
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.
Competitions are a time-honored tradition at fairs across the country, and the State Fair of Virginia is no exception.