Wisconsin Christmas Tree Harvest Begins
Saturday, November 21st, 2020 - 10:57 AM
(Wisconsin Ag Connection) -Wisconsin's 73rd Alice in Dairyland helped kick-off the holiday season this week during a visit to Walworth County.
Julia Nunes cut down the state's first official Christmas tree of the year during a Facebook video presentation near East Troy on Wednesday. The pre-recorded event took place at Evergreen Acres Tree Farm. The choose and cut operation is owned by Bob and Ann Feucht, who purchased the farm in 1975. They plant over 2,000 new trees each year on the 30-acres facility, which is made up of mostly Fraser Firs and Spruce trees. "There's a lot of products that Christmas tree farms are working to produce each year," Nunes said. "I love having a real tree at our home. It not only helps Wisconsin farmers, but it makes our house smell amazing."
Meanwhile, the area will also be the site of next year's Alice in Dairyland finals, which is being held in Walworth County in May 2021. Wisconsin is the nation's fifth-largest Christmas tree producer, with an annual harvest of more than 600,000 trees valued at more than $16 million.
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