What the Christmas tree industrial complex looks like from space

What the Christmas tree industrial complex looks like from space

What the Christmas tree industrial complex looks like from space

Years before you bought it on a street corner, parking lot, or a holiday market, your Christmas tree was just a seed in the dirt. After suitable growth, it was cut down and shipped to you along with millions of others—a massive undertaking from ...


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A brief history of Christmas trees

The Eastern European cities of Tallinn and Riga both claim to have hosted the first Christmas tree: Tallinn in 1441, Riga in 1510. Each city says the Brotherhood of Blackheads — an association of local unmarried merchants, shipowners, and foreigners ...


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