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Christmas Trees

NC officials say 2013 Christmas tree crop top-rate

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Some Christmas tree growers have already opened for business in North Carolina, and agriculture officials say consumers will be picking from one of the best crops in recent years. Full story...
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Christmas tree lots open and ready for business in Cape Fear

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videoChristmas time is upon us now that Thanksgiving is nearly over. For many people, that starts with buying a tree. At the Optimist Club's tree lot at the Kmart in Wilmington on Thursday, volunteers said they had a few families come by and sold about 10 trees. They said the sales really pick up in the two days after Thanksgiving. Full story...
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Bulkhead work forces move of Wilmington Christmas tree

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videoIn downtown Wilmington, the city Christmas tree is in a new location this year. Instead of its traditional home in Riverfront Park, it is across the street in the open lot at the corner of Princess and Water streets. Full story...
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Christmas tree recycling underway

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video The holidays are winding down, and Christmas tree recycling is underway in New Hanover County and other communities around our area. Full story...
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People lit up over calling Christmas tree 'holiday tree'

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video There is a big beautiful tree downtown just across from the federal courthouse, but what is it? When we ran a story about the lighting of the city's holiday tree, it lit up our web site with comments. Full story...
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Christmas tree charity hit by thieves

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video The Christmas tree is a huge part of many families' holiday celebrations but to what lengths would you go to get one? Full story...
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Christmas tree recycling starts Monday

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Recycling used Christmas trees will begin the day after the holiday for New Hanover County residents. The New Hanover County Environmental Management Department asks residents living outside city limits to take their trees to one of three locations this year. Full story...
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Christmas tree sales affected by the economy

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videoFinances are putting a damper on Christmas tree sales. At least, that's what some Christmas tree lots are reporting this season. Full story...
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"And the Winner is..." BEST PLACE TO BUY A CHRISTMAS TREE

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video A big part of Christmas tradition is finding that one-of-a-kind tree. In this week's "And the Winner is..." we want to know where you go for that fantastic fir or perfect pine? Whether it's real with a wonderful aroma or artificial and easy to assemble, we're looking for the BEST PLACE TO BUY A CHRISTMAS TREE in the Cape Fear.
Here are the leaders (5 pm Thurs.):
Santa's Tree Land (6720 Market Street) - 36%
Cape Fear Optimist (Kmart parking lot) - 32%
Plantation Nursery (Murrayville Road & NC 132) - 22%
Full story...

O, Christmas tree! Real tree lovers say fake ones can't compete

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While many families have moved toward artificial trees, many still find joy in picking out that favorite fir. Whether you prefer a 10-footer or a Charlie Brown-style tree, you can find it all this season. Full story...
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Obama Administration to delay new "Christmas Tree Tax"

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture is going to delay implementation and revisit a proposed new 15 cent fee on fresh-cut Christmas trees, sources tell ABC News. The fee, requested by the National Christmas Tree Association in 2009, was first announced in the Federal Registry yesterday. Full story...
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Christmas tree recycling starts Sunday

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New Hanover County will begin collecting your gently used Christmas Trees on Sunday. Residents are encouraged to recycle their once-live trees into mulch to help keep parks and school grounds green. Full story...
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Don't let your Christmas tree turn into a yule log

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video 'Tis the season for trimming the tree, but a Christmas tree in your home is a potential fire starter. Firefighters say the number one thing to remember this holiday season is to water your tree. Full story...
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Christmas tree sellers make most of deep freeze

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video If you think it's cold outside, try spending most of the day there. Folks selling Christmas trees are out in the frigid temperatures all day and night. Full story...
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Christmas came early for troops at Camp Lejeune

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video Marines and their families lined up for miles at Camp Lejeune early Wednesday morning, all looking for one thing... Christmas trees. Full story...
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