Christmas and Agriculture

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Discussion Question:

What percentage of the US Christmas Trees are grown on a farm? (98%)

What states lead in production of Christmas Tree?  (Oregon, North Carolina, Washington, Michigan)

What is a Bracts?  (colorful leaves of the poinsettia)

Where are Poinsettias originally from?  (Mexico)

What is special about Female Holly plants? (has berries)

What is the State Tree of IL?  (White Oak)

What is the State Tree of Delaware? (American Holly)

Anglo Saxon Mistle (meaning dung) and Tan (toe) means twig.  Why are birds important to Mistletoe?

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Related Links

Christmas Trees

http://extension.illinois.edu/trees/facts.cfm

http://www.realchristmastrees.org/dnn/Education/Quick-Tree-Facts

https://quickstats.nass.usda.gov/results/ED46861C-C7AB-3096-828F-4E861C01AFEE

    POINSETTIA 

https://blogs.usda.gov/2015/12/01/poinsettias-helping-an-icon-to-bloom-at-the-right-time/#more-62176

http://extension.illinois.edu/poinsettia/care.cfm

http://extension.illinois.edu/poinsettia/facts.cfm

  Holly

http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/430/430-470/430-470.html

https://www.todayshomeowner.com/how-to-grow-holly/

http://www.thehistoryofchristmas.com/trivia/holly.htm

Mistletoe (more than a Justin Bieber song!)

http://www.whychristmas.com/customs/mistletoe.shtml

http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/mistletoe/mistletoe-control-info.htm

https://www2.usgs.gov/blogs/features/usgs_top_story/not-just-for-kissing-mistletoe-and-birds-bees-and-other-beasts/

 

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