With many of the state’s lakes more than 50 years old, natural woody debris has broken down naturally, prompting the state to ask for Christmas trees for fish habitat.
Half a million Christmas trees are harvested each holiday season from private tree farms in Minnesota, contributing about $30 million to the state’s economy. For each tree harvested, one to three trees are planted. Real
The state ranks fifth nationally in sales, number of trees cut and acres of trees.