DID YOU KNOW these Christmas Tree facts??
- The first decorated Christmas tree was in Riga, Latvia in 1510.
- Approximately 100,000 people are employed full or part-time in the Christmas tree industry.
- Live Christmas trees have been sold commercially in the United States since about 1850.
- Thomas Edison’s assistant, Edward Johnson, came up with the idea of electric lights for
Christmas trees in 1882. Christmas tree lights were first mass-produced in 1890.
- The top Christmas Tree producing states are Oregon, North Carolina, Michigan, Pennsylvania,
Wisconsin and Washington.