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Influence of weather on the harvesting of high elevation christmas trees

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Arthur Scarlett
Dewayne Gilbert, University of California
Charles Wagener, California Div. of Forestry
Ed Gilden, U.C.

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California Agriculture 23(8):4-6.

Published August 01, 1969

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Abstract Not Available – First paragraph follows: OVER FOUR MILLION FAMILIES in California enjoy fresh evergreen trees in their homes every Christmas. Few people realize what efforts have gone into producing a tree that will maintain a vigorous, healthy appearance over the long Christmas holidays. Thousands of acres of trees are thinned, pruned, sheared and fertilized before harvest. Approximately a million of these trees are thinned annually from the high elevation forests of California. Large timber companies and other forest landowners have given long-term management and harvesting leases to Christmas tree operators to insure an annual income from their forest lands. Many forest landowners also manage and harvest trees from their lands on a sustained yield basis. The success of the Christmas tree industry and its $20 million payroll depends on the high quality of properly harvested trees. The date a Christmas tree operator selects to start harvesting, plays an important role in determining freshness.

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Influence of weather on the harvesting of high elevation christmas trees

Arthur Scarlett, Dewayne Gilbert, Charles Wagener, Ed Gilden
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Influence of weather on the harvesting of high elevation christmas trees

Share using any of the popular social networks Share by sending an email Print article
Share using any of the popular social networks Share by sending an email Print article

Authors

Arthur Scarlett
Dewayne Gilbert, University of California
Charles Wagener, California Div. of Forestry
Ed Gilden, U.C.

Publication Information

California Agriculture 23(8):4-6.

Published August 01, 1969

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Author Affiliations show

Abstract

Abstract Not Available – First paragraph follows: OVER FOUR MILLION FAMILIES in California enjoy fresh evergreen trees in their homes every Christmas. Few people realize what efforts have gone into producing a tree that will maintain a vigorous, healthy appearance over the long Christmas holidays. Thousands of acres of trees are thinned, pruned, sheared and fertilized before harvest. Approximately a million of these trees are thinned annually from the high elevation forests of California. Large timber companies and other forest landowners have given long-term management and harvesting leases to Christmas tree operators to insure an annual income from their forest lands. Many forest landowners also manage and harvest trees from their lands on a sustained yield basis. The success of the Christmas tree industry and its $20 million payroll depends on the high quality of properly harvested trees. The date a Christmas tree operator selects to start harvesting, plays an important role in determining freshness.

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