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  • Propagation of Christmas trees


    Canaan fir seedlings Christmas tree propagation is the series of procedures carried out to reproduce trees that are grown for sale as Christmas trees by tree farmers. The species and varieties that are propagated are limited by the type of tree farm that purchases the seedlings or rooted cuttings, the climate/environment where the trees will be grown, the climate/environment of the tree nursery, and what species and varieties that the end-consumer desires.

  • Chichilaki


    Chichilaki with ornaments The chichilaki () is a Georgian traditional Christmas tree made from dried hazelnut or walnut branches that are shaved to form a small coniferous tree. These pale-colored ornaments differ in height from 20 cm (8 in) to 3 meters (10 feet). Chichilakis are most common in the Guria and Samegrelo regions near the Black Sea, but they can also be found in some stores around the capital of Tbilisi.

  • Christmas tree cultivation


    A Christmas tree farmer in the U.S. state of Florida explains the pruning and shearing process of cultivation to a government employee.Christmas tree cultivation is an agricultural, forestry, and horticultural occupation which involves growing pine, spruce, and fir trees specifically for use as Christmas trees. The first Christmas tree farm was established in 1901, but most consumers continued to obtain their trees from forests until the 1930s and 1940s. Christmas tree farming was once seen only as a viable alternative for low-quality farmland, but that perception has changed within the agriculture industry. For optimum yield and quality, land should be flat or gently rolling and relatively free of debris and undergrowth. A wide variety of pine and fir species are grown as Christmas trees, although a handful of varieties stand out in popularity. In the United States, Douglas-fir, Scots pine and Fraser fir all sell well. Nordmann fir and Norway spruce sell well in the United Kingdom, the latter being popular throughout Europe. Like all conifers, Christmas trees are vulnerable to a range of pests. The final stage of cultivation, harvesting, is carried out in a number of ways; one of the more popular methods is the pick-your-own tree farm, where customers are allowed to roam the farm, select their tree, and cut it down themselves. Other farmers cultivate potted trees, with balled roots, which can be replanted after Christmas and used again the following year

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