Christmas Trees

Buying a Live Christmas Tree this year! What to do before I put it in the stand?

It’s the time of year to start thinking about Christmas. And with Christmas comes decorations. And decorations mean Trees. Most growers and retailers will begin selling the live trees the day after Thanksgiving. So, what can you do to keep your live tree as fresh as possible?
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Thomas deHaas
Christmas! Trees! Too Early?? Not if you are a grower! Or an Early shopper! dehaas.2 Mon, 11/07/2022 - 10:04
It’s not too early about starting to think about your live tree. Many “Cut Your Own” operations are going to a pre-tagging or reservation system. Time to go online to your local grower and see how their operation works. Most farms will be open the day after Thanksgiving, which is November 25th, 2022, this year. As in most things, the earlier you are, the better the selection.
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Thomas deHaas

Merry Christmas in July!

The Ohio State Fair runs July 27th to August 7, 2022. Prior to the commencement of the fair, The Ohio Christmas Tree Association hosted their annual Christmas Tree Judging contest. Winners will be on display at the fair.
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Thomas deHaas
Carri Jagger
Ashley Kulhanek
Amy Stone
Kathy Smith

Ohio Christmas Tree Association (OCTA) at the Ohio State Fair

Earlier this week, a team from OSU Extension judged Christmas trees at the 2018 Ohio State Fair. All the trees were grown in Ohio. Trees were judged on shape, fullness, color and overall appearance. Trees needed to be between 6 and 8 feet tall, have a handle between 6 and 12 inches, and have a correct range of taper based on the species.
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Amy Stone