History Of The Scotch Pine

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Scotch pine is native to Europe and Asia. From the British and Scandinavian peninsulas through central Europe south to the Mediterranean and east through eastern Siberia, Scotch pine can be found at varying elevations. It is adaptable to a wide variety of sites and accordingly, has been widely planted for both Christmas tree and ornamental purposes. Although plantations have been established in the United States for the purpose of producing forest products, the species does not perform as well as in its native habitat. The Scotch Pine is invasive; it’s not native to an ecosystem and which causes harm. They can harm the environment, the economy or even, human health. Scotch Pines are evergreen trees that come in many varieties. Pines need special…show more content…
Most people use it for Christmas and they intend to decorate it with ornaments, lights, and many more decorations. Especially by making it their own, they collect ornaments throughout the family and put them on their tree and put the family’s presents under it. The first Christmas trees appeared in Germany in 1531. 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 official Christmas tree tradition at Rockefeller Center began in 1933. Since 2004 the tree has been topped with a 550-pound Swarovski Crystal star. And since 2007, the tree has been lit with 30,000 energy-efficient LED's which are powered by solar panels. In 1856 Franklin Pierce, the 14th President of the United States, was the first President to place a Christmas tree in the White House. In 1984, the National Christmas tree was lit on December 13th with temperatures in the 70's, making it one of the warmest tree lightings in history. In 2012, 46 million Christmas tree seedlings were planted by U.S. growers. The first Christmas tree retail lot in the United States was started by Mark Carr in New York, in 1851. The most popular Christmas trees are, Scotch pine, Douglas fir, noble fir, Fraser fir, balsam fir, Virginia pine and white pine. The mean average purchase price of a live tree in 2012 in the United States was $41.30. 24.5 million farm-grown Christmas trees were purchased in the United States in 2012, with a real market value of $1.01 billion. 350,000 acres of land in the United States are in production for growing Christmas trees. Oregon, North Carolina, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Washington, New York, and Virginia are the top Christmas tree producing
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