Billions of dollars are spent on christmas trees — real and fake — each year.  The data for 2009:


Most of the companies benefiting from this spending are small businesses:


Fake trees appear to be growing in popularity, but the sales of real trees do not appear to be slowing:


The states that benefit most from Christmas tree sales include Oregon, Michigan, North Carolina, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Washington, and Wisconsin:

Found at Intuit.

Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions, with Myra Marx Ferree. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.
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