Spruce, pine or fir? Let the experts from Michigan State help you pick out the perfect tree this Christmas

Spruce, pine or fir? Let the experts from Michigan State help you pick out the perfect tree this Christmas Spruce, pine or fir? Let the experts from Michigan State help you pick out the perfect tree this Christmas

December 2, 20191 min read
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Rumors and reports of a Christmas tree shortage might be a touch overblown again this year. While it is true, there are fewer Fraser firs up for grabs this season – the experts from Michigan State want everyone to know there are still lots of options out there.



 

So whether you are going down to the corner lot to bargain like Old Man Parker in the classic A Christmas Story or perhaps you’re more in line with going deep into the woods like Clark Griswold for that ideal specimen – there are a lot of options and lots to know about the wide variety of trees out there.



 

So, if you are curious or a journalist covering this December ritual – let our experts help with your stories.



 

Bert Cregg is an associate professor of horticulture and forestry at Michigan State University who focuses on nursery crops and Christmas trees. Bert is available to speak with media regarding this festive topic – simply click on his icon to arrange an interview.


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    An expert in horticulture industry trends and carbon sequestration by trees.

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