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Growing Christmas Trees in the Northeast

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Christmas trees in the Northeast may be produced in either plantations or natural stands. Scotch pine is the leading plantation species; balsam fir, the leading "wild" one. In both cases, good quality is achieved through cultural practices that improve the color, density, and/or symmetry of the trees. A new Agricultural Conservation Program cost-sharing project is providing incentive to the managers of natural stands to weed, thin, and prune. To help the natural tree compete with the artificial one, growers show the potential qualities of their products at state, county, and local fairs.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Assistant Professor of Forestry, Cornell University and Extension Forester, New York State Cooperative Extension Service, Ithaca

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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