Two years after wild-collected Christmas tree seeds made their way from the Appalachian Mountains to St. Louis, our researchers are learning more about the challenges ahead when it comes to conserving the Fraser fir.
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Finding the Perfect Christmas Tree
When the holiday season is here, nothing quite says ‘Christmas’ like trimming the tree. The fresh smell of pine needles, the twinkle of lights, and the sound of Christmas carols in the background, are enough to make anyone feel jolly. But how do you find the perfect tree to bring home? With several options of…
Meet Some Missouri-Grown Christmas Trees
It takes a bit of Christmas magic to grow holiday evergreens in the St. Louis region.
Saving America’s Endangered Christmas Tree
Although a common sight in living rooms across the country every holiday season, one of America’s most popular Christmas trees is under threat. However, the Missouri Botanical Garden is working to safeguard the future of the Fraser fir. Help support our conservation work by making a gift at this link. Threats Facing the Fraser Fir…
Caring for Your Cut Christmas Tree
Choosing a fresh fir over a plastic pine for your Christmas tree has some definite perks. There’s the chance to make special memories cutting a tree down at a farm or carefully choosing the right one from a lot. And, of course, there’s the irreplaceable fresh evergreen smell that comes with a cut Christmas tree….