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Balsam Hill Proclaims Success in Clearance Sale

Balsam Hill, the maker of the superb tree featured in our Project Tree ’09 review, has issued the following...

Balsam Hill Proclaims Success in Clearance Sale
posted on: Feb 12, 2010 | author: SC Team

Complaints about Artificial Trees

At the website of The Pilot, from Southern Pines, North Carolina, a columnist humorously discusses the woes of taking...

Complaints about Artificial Trees
posted on: Feb 3, 2010 | author: SC Team

More Advice about Poinsettias

Once again over at suite101.com there is a Christmas-themed article. This one, by Karen Bartomioli, discusses the...

More Advice about Poinsettias
posted on: Feb 2, 2010 | author: SC Team

Christmas Trees in China – Part 2

As we noted yesterday, Adam Minter, a blogger in Shanghai, China, published an interesting photo gallery of Christmas...

Christmas Trees in China – Part 2
posted on: Feb 1, 2010 | author: SC Team

Christmas Trees in China – Part 1

Adam Minter, an American writer living in Shanghai, has a blog he calls Shanghai Scrap. In late December 2009, he...

Christmas Trees in China – Part 1
posted on: Jan 31, 2010 | author: SC Team

Here’s an Unusual Place for a Tree!

Over at floridatoday.com, they have a section where they show webcams from various space sites, including NASA and the...

Here’s an Unusual Place for a Tree!
posted on: Jan 30, 2010 | author: SC Team

In California, Trees are Biomass Fuel

An article on the KGO-TV ABC-7 (San Francisco) website by Teresa Garcia notes that some discarded Christmas trees in...

In California, Trees are Biomass Fuel
posted on: Jan 26, 2010 | author: SC Team

Burbank Lighting Tech Has Huge Home Display

An impressive 20,000 light home display by Alan Falkner is featured in the January 2010 issue of Projection, Lights,...

Burbank Lighting Tech Has Huge Home Display
posted on: Jan 26, 2010 | author: SC Team

Tip: Use Gift Wrap to Mark Storage Boxes

From the parenthacks.com website comes a suggestion to tape long strips of old wrapping paper horizontally around...

Tip: Use Gift Wrap to Mark Storage Boxes
posted on: Jan 26, 2010 | author: SC Team

Canadian Grants for Better Christmas Trees

The Canadian Government’s Atlantic Innovation Fund has awarded $5 million in research and development grants for...

Canadian Grants for Better Christmas Trees
posted on: Jan 26, 2010 | author: SC Team

Breeding Trees That Hold Needles Longer

Gary Chastagner, a researcher at Washington State University, is using selective breeding techniques to develop...

Breeding Trees That Hold Needles Longer
posted on: Jan 24, 2010 | author: SC Team

The Christmas Tree Ritual in Reverse

Kathleen O’Brien of the Star-Ledger, a New Jersey newspaper, writes about the ritual of dismantling the...

The Christmas Tree Ritual in Reverse
posted on: Jan 24, 2010 | author: SC Team

Christmas Windows in Europe

Vera Ciria Jarrett, writing at suite101.com, provides an interesting overview of store displays in Europe at...

Christmas Windows in Europe
posted on: Jan 24, 2010 | author: SC Team

Ukrainian Christmas in New York

The traditions of Ukrainians living in the Auburn, New York area are discussed in an article by Jason Gabak of the...

Ukrainian Christmas in New York
posted on: Jan 23, 2010 | author: SC Team

Masked Vandal Cuts Christmas Lights

Before you automatically blame human perpetrators for damaged outdoor Christmas lights, consider this story out of...

Masked Vandal Cuts Christmas Lights
posted on: Jan 23, 2010 | author: SC Team

Tree Farmers Seek Year-round Income

The Wisconsin Christmas Tree Producers Association held its winter convention on January 22, reports the Milwaukee...

Tree Farmers Seek Year-round Income
posted on: Jan 23, 2010 | author: SC Team

Christmas Images for Social Media Sites

The holiday season influences everything, including “data visualization” icons for social media sites. An...

Christmas Images for Social Media Sites
posted on: Jan 22, 2010 | author: SC Team

Classroom Ideas for “A Christmas Carol”

An educational website, readwritethink.org, has posted classroom activities about the Charles Dickens Christmas...

Classroom Ideas for “A Christmas Carol”
posted on: Jan 22, 2010 | author: SC Team

Debate: Are Real Trees Bad for the Environment?

Over on the helium.com website, an ongoing debate wonders: is cutting down a real Christmas tree bad for the...

Debate: Are Real Trees Bad for the Environment?
posted on: Jan 22, 2010 | author: SC Team

Art Center Exhibit About Tree Disposal

In Illinois, local artists have gathered at the Brickton Art Center in Park Ridge to “say goodbye” to the...

Art Center Exhibit About Tree Disposal
posted on: Jan 22, 2010 | author: SC Team

Advice on Poinsettias After Christmas

Ellen Nibali, writing for the Baltimore Sun, responds to a question about how to care for poinsettias after Christmas....

Advice on Poinsettias After Christmas
posted on: Jan 22, 2010 | author: SC Team

Perfectly-Shaped Tree for White House Blue Room

One of the most beautiful douglas-fir trees we’ve ever seen is the official White House Christmas Tree for...

Perfectly-Shaped Tree for White House Blue Room
posted on: Jan 20, 2010 | author: SC Team

Garden Expert Says: Grow Your Own Mistletoe

Steve Bradley, a gardening expert at The Sun (UK), informs readers that they can grow their own mistletoe by inserting...

Garden Expert Says: Grow Your Own Mistletoe
posted on: Jan 20, 2010 | author: SC Team

Should Families Draw Names for Gift-Giving?

Blogger Marilyn Smith writes about the controversial practice of pre-planning Christmas gifts for family members,...

Should Families Draw Names for Gift-Giving?
posted on: Jan 20, 2010 | author: SC Team

Christmas Trees – For Fishing?

January 19, 2010: The Baxter Bulletin of Mountain Home, Arkansas reports on the collection of discarded Christmas...

Christmas Trees – For Fishing?
posted on: Jan 20, 2010 | author: SC Team