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2012-12-05 05:04:13

A Philadelphia Area start-up called Philly Tree Delivery is now available to help decorate for the holidays by delivering fresh Fraser Fir Christmas Trees this holiday season. Philadelphia,

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2010-12-06 10:55:00

Researchers have discovered what causes Christmas tree needles to drop off, and how to double the lifespan of Christmas trees in homes.

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2010-04-05 14:52:44

The Swiss needle cast epidemic in Douglas-fir forests of the coastal Pacific Northwest is continuing to intensify, appears to be unprecedented over at least the past 100 years, and is probably linked to the extensive planting of Douglas-fir along the coast and a warmer climate, new research concludes.

2008-12-15 12:32:15

Two U.S. researchers advise consumers to think twice about spending money on a commercial flame retardant for a Christmas tree. Drs.

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2008-09-29 10:10:00

The Fraser fir is gaining popularity among American consumers looking for beautiful, long-lasting Christmas trees. Consumers favor Fraser fir for its conical shape, dark green foliage, pleasant aroma, and excellent needle retention.

2005-11-28 12:02:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The centerpiece of the White House holiday decor, an 18-1/2 foot (5.6 meter) Fraser Fir from North Carolina, arrived at the president's residence on a horse-drawn wagon on Monday as the Marine Corps band played "O Christmas Tree." First lady Laura Bush attended the presentation of the official first tree in the driveway.

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2004-11-26 05:00:00

There are more Christmas trees than people in Colebrook, N.H. There are 500,000 trees alone at Weir Tree Farms, a family-owned farm considered to be the town's largest - that's 200 times more trees than Colebrook's population of 2,500.


Word of the Day
zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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