Residents Encouraged to Support Michigan Christmas Tree and Poinsettia Growers This Holiday Season

State ranks third in nation for Christmas tree production, seventh for poinsettias.

Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (MDARD) Director Jamie Clover Adams encourages residents to support Michigan's 700 Christmas tree growers and the 54 poinsettia growers. 

"Michigan ranks third nationally in Christmas tree production and seventh in the U.S. in poinsettia production," said Clover Adams. "Whether it's cutting your own tree at your local Christmas tree farm, or purchasing a fresh tree or poinsettia from a local retailer, fresh Michigan Christmas trees and poinsettias add a special touch to holiday celebrations."

With an annual wholesale value of $40 million, Michigan Christmas tree growers harvest approximately three million trees. Michigan produces and sells more than a dozen tree varieties on a wholesale basis — more varieties than any other state. Michigan poinsettia growers will produce 2.3 million plants this holiday season.

"By choosing real Michigan grown Christmas trees and poinsettias this holiday, you're supporting Michigan growers and the economy, as well as creating holiday memories for years to come," said Marsha Gray, executive director of the Michigan Christmas Tree Association.

"In addition, fresh Michigan poinsettias and Christmas trees in the home provide health benefits as they help to increase levels of fresh air and work to remove the presence of every day toxic chemicals," commented Dean Krauskopf of the Michigan Floriculture Growers Council. "Real Michigan Christmas trees and poinsettias are the fresh, fragrant and natural choice."

By choosing real Michigan grown Christmas trees and poinsettias this holiday season, you're supporting Michigan growers, not to mention honoring holiday traditions and creating lifelong family memories.

To find out more about the Make it a Real Michigan Christmas initiative, please visit www.RealMichiganChristmas.com

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Source: State of Michigan

Kim Janeski November 30, 2012 at 12:36 PM
Schwartz's Greenhouse, 30705 Sibley Rd in Romulus, has the most beautiful Poinsettias, wreaths, garland, grave blankets and memorial wreaths. Their prices are very reasonable which makes them a perfect place to purchase all of your fresh holiday decorations for your home and gift-giving. They can be reached at 734-753-9269.
Paula November 30, 2012 at 04:22 PM
The City of Wyandotte VFW Post 1136 is selling Christmas trees. There are many different sizes and varieties to choose from along with wreaths. Reasonably priced. Veterans and active military get a discount. Sale has started and runs weekdays from 4pm til 10pm and weekends 12pm to 6pm. Trees are located in the post parking lot. Come get your trees and support your local Veterans.


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