Texas A&M shares benefits of having a real Christmas tree
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Texas A&M shares benefits of having a real Christmas tree

For starters, Christmas trees filter water, reduce runoff and potential flooding, and provide homes, food and protection for wildlife.

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While consumers have a choice between selecting a real Christmas tree or an artificial one, the Texas A&M Forest Service is shedding light on the benefits of the real tree.

Christmas trees are grown in all 50 states with an average of 20-25 million real Christmas trees sold each year.

An average of 20-25 million real Christmas trees are sold in the U.S. every year, or roughly one tree for every five households, according to Marsha Gray of the Christmas Tree Promotion Board. Nationally, the real Christmas tree industry also employs around 100,000 people.

Continue reading the full article on the Texas A&M blog, AgriLife Today, here.