Ag Commissioner announces website to find local Christmas tree farms

Published 9:49 pm Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce launched to help shoppers find the perfect Mississippi Christmas tree this holiday season. The website provides a guide to the types of Christmas trees grown in the state and the locations of Mississippi Christmas tree farms where locally-grown trees can be purchased.

“Christmas tree farms are significant to the state’s thriving agri-tourism industry. These farms not only offer a variety of trees; they also offer the opportunity to create lasting memories of choosing and cutting the perfect tree for the holiday season,” said Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Cindy Hyde-Smith, of Brookhaven. “Each year, thousands of Christmas trees are grown in Mississippi. By buying a Mississippi-grown Christmas tree, you’re supporting our farmers and the local economy.” details how to select the best Christmas tree for your family, how to safely care for a Christmas tree and how to dispose of your Christmas tree after the holidays.

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