Find your Nebraska-grown Christmas tree this season by using a directory of growers published by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture.
"With the holidays rapidly approaching, I'd like to remind Nebraskans that there are plenty of Christmas tree growers located throughout our state that offer a wide variety of beautifully grown trees," says Greg Ibach, NDA director. "When you purchase a Nebraska-grown tree, you are supporting your local economy."
Nebraska Christmas tree operations offer numerous varieties of Pine, Spruce, and Fir trees. Many of the farms also offer wreaths, swags and garlands. Families can enjoy picture opportunities, snacks and wagon rides, as well as gift and craft shops. Other services offered by some of the farms include tree cleaning, netting, and loading assistance.
NDA has a Nebraska Christmas Tree Growers Directory available to help consumers find the right Christmas tree farm to visit. The Directory features more than 40 tree farms throughout Nebraska, and is available through the NDA office by calling 800-422-6692 or e-mailing [email protected].
Copies may also be obtained at local county Extension offices, natural resources district offices and natural resources conservation and development offices. The directory is also available online at www.agr.ne.gov under brochures.