Did you know?
Germany brought Christmas trees to the United States, but they became popular when Queen Victoria’s German husband, Prince Albert, put up a Christmas tree at Windsor Castle in 1848. The Christmas tree soon became a tradition throughout England, the United States, and Canada.
According to Guinness World Records, the world’s tallest cut Christmas tree was a 221 foot Douglas fir erected and decorated at Northgate Shopping Center in Seattle, Washington, USA, in December 1950. Australia currently holds the world record for the most lights (518,838 to be exact), but they were on a [gulp] fake tree.
Christmas trees are grown in all 50 states including Hawaii and Alaska.
Despite the country’s name, Greenland imports all of its Christmas trees as no trees live that far north.
A whopping 98 percent of all Christmas trees are grown on farms.
Christmas trees were first commercially grown in Texas in 1977.
Thomas Edison’s assistants came up with the idea of electric lights for Christmas trees (big surprise, right?).
Before ornaments and lights, trees were originally decorated with apples, nuts, and marzipan cookies.
Come see us at Dewberry Farm to pick your perfect tree and have some Christmas fun in the country! Take a wagon ride or ride on the Dewville Express Train to the Christmas Forest. Cut your tree (we furnish the saw), or we can cut it for you. Ride back to Santa’s Workshop for tree baling. Stay for tons of fun and millions of lights!