At least three local sources for live Christmas trees are available: Boy Scout Troop 322 in , Living Word United Methodist in and Nina's Produce in Eureka.
The Boy Scout Troop's lot is established at the front of the parking lot of the , off of Fifth St. at 131 Eureka Towne Center Dr. Their are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends, and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays. Prices start around $25.
This troop is sponsored by . Their Christmas tree lot will close for the year on Dec. 23.
Christmas tree lot are 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
has trees up to 15 feet tall. The store is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Prices for trees start at $20. They also offer pine rope, grave blankets, and gift baskets.
Industry estimates indicate somewhere between 25 to 30 million real Christmas trees are sold in the United States each year. Christmas trees are grown in all 50 states and Canada with Wisconsin, Oregon, North Carolina, Michigan, Pennsylvainia and Washington being the biggest producers.
Tree growers often plant one to three seedlings for every tree harvested. It takes Christmas trees an average of seven years to mature.
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