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Unique Culture of Christmas Trees

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Competition among Christmas tree growers is increasing. Rising costs must be kept in line with prices received, quality of trees must be improved, and the time required to produce a merchantable tree must be kept at a minimum. Unlike trees for timber, Christmas tree seedlings must be planted with greater care to eliminate crook at the base. Control of grasses and weeds is often required. Control of insects that deform limbs and terminals or damage foliate often requires a regular spray schedule. Generally, the small landowner will make the most money per acre because a small-scale Christmas tree growing operation usually does not call for complicated methods of harvesting and marketing.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Extension Specialist in Forestry, College of Agriculture and Environmental Science, Rutgers, The State University, New Brunswick, N. J.

Publication date: November 1, 1965

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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