Governor McAuliffe names December Virginia Christmas Tree Month

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Get your garland ready because Gov. Terry McAuliffe has named December Virginia Christmas Tree Month.

With more than 500 Christmas tree farms and 7 million trees growing across the state, Virginia ranks 7th in the U.S. for its number of harvested trees, 8th in dedicated tree farm acres, and 9th in total Christmas tree retailers, according to the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences.

This year, the Virginia Christmas Tree Growers Association estimates holiday tree sales will surpass $40 million, and the governor’s proclamation was delivered to acknowledge the positive impact growers are making on the local economy.

Virginia’s moderate weather and rich lands offer an optimal setting for the growth of many types Christmas trees, including white pine, blue spruce, Scotch pine, Norway, Fraser fir, and Douglas fir.

Virginia Beach has a variety of businesses that sell Christmas trees grown on farms in the surrounding region, including:

Bright’s Christmas Tree Farm
643 Princess Anne Rd

Henley Farms
3484 Charity Neck Road

Hunt Club Farm
388 London Bridge Road

Taste Unlimited Bayville Farms
4097 Shore Dr

St. Andrews Church
717 Tucson Rd

Skipper Farms
3640 Dam Neck Rd

Virginia Beach Honor Guard Association Tree Lot
1593 Lynnhaven Parkway

Whole Foods Virginia Beach
1800 Laskin Road

To search for additional tree growers and retailers, visit VirginiaGrown.com

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