Christmas Tree Growers President Expects A Good Year

Statewide Iowa — The president of the Iowa Christmas Tree Association, John Beckwith of New Hampton, says the growing season for the trees was a good one despite the dry weather.

Beckwith says as the president of the association he has to recommend that you get a live tree.

Beckwith says proper care once you get the tree home is important.

When it comes to the Christmas lights make sure you unplug them before you retire for the night or when away from home. There are approximately 140 Christmas tree growers in the state with 60 of them members of the statewide Christmas tree association. For more tips on Christmas trees in Iowa go to



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