Atlas Obscura: Where do your Christmas trees go to be useful after the holidays? Glad you asked

Here are some great ideas for where Christmas trees can go when the season is over? Where will yours go? By Cara Giaimo Atlas Obscura Every year as Christmas season approaches, celebrants around the world cut down small evergreens and put them in their homes. They cover them in baubles and tinsel, gather around them to exchange gifts, and breathe in that piney smell. Then the new year rolls around,...

NFPA encourages prompt disposal of Christmas trees; 40 percent of fires happen in January

Dragging your heels on taking down the Christmas tree? Here’s a fact that may motivate you: Nearly 40 percent of U.S. home fires that begin with Christmas trees occur in January. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is strongly encouraging people to remove Christmas trees from their homes promptly after the holiday season. “Christmas trees are combustible items that become increasingly...

Science Guy: Weather, insects combining forces to cause shortage of Christmas trees

Do you have a real or a fake Christmas tree? If it’s a real one, you may be forced to go with a fake one, in the future. Our Jason Lindsey explains how the weather and insects are causing a real Christmas tree shortage. More of you buy real Christmas trees than fake. According to the National Christmas Tree Association, more than 25 million real trees were sold in the United States, last year,...