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NFPA encourages prompt removal of Christmas trees; nearly a third of tree fires occur in January

If you’re having trouble parting with your Christmas tree, here’s a fact to motivate you: Nearly one-third (29 percent) of U.S. home fires that begin with Christmas trees occur in January. With this potential fire hazard in mind, the National Fire Protection Association strongly encourages everyone to remove Christmas trees from their homes promptly after the holiday season. “Christmas trees...

Got a tree? Two needed for Lexington’s holiday season celebration; City seeks donated evergreens

Do you have a large evergreen tree that is nicely shaped that you want removed from your property? If so, consider donating it for the city to use for Lexington’s holiday season celebration. Bring holiday magic to Lexington by having your tree chosen as the beacon of cheer and merriment. City officials will evaluate all trees and select the two chosen for the city Christmas trees. If your tree is...

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,...