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IN History & Culture ON 14 Dec, 2015
Every year I decorate Christmas tree with my family and those are the most heartwarming moments. There is more to a Christmas tree than the symbol of togetherness. I was quite curious about the fascinating tree and so I engaged in the pursuit of exploring more about the beautiful tradition.
This photograph belongs to the same year. It shows Christmas rush on New York City's 6th Avenue.
The fear became so prevalent that Forestry & Irrigation magazine had to publish an editorial saying, "Undoubtedly there are enough young evergreen trees in the north to furnish us indefinitely with Christmas trees if we use them wisely and eke out the supply."
Edward Johnson developed the Christmas lights. He was none other than Thomas Edison's assistant. The lights originally hit store shelves in 1890.
At that time, the tress were developed using a combination of goose feathers, green dye, and wire frames.
In 1923, the first National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony was held by President Calvin Coolidge on the White House lawn.
Britain helped Norway during the Second World War. Since 1947, as thanks the city of Oslo, Norway, has presented an annual gift of one Christmas tree to England.
While the rest of the Christmas trees are grown in farms, ..just 2% of Christmas trees are cut and harvested in the wild. Growers planted 46 million Christmas trees in 2015.
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