GLEN COVE, NY — As the country recovers from the coronavirus pandemic and looks back on the hardship of last year's holiday season — which involved a lot of social distancing — families in 2021 will reunite and begin a hunt for the ideal Christmas tree.
Some 350 million are growing in all 50 U.S. states, and at least 25 million of them are cut and purchased each year.
The American Christmas Tree Association advises shoppers to get a tree earlier than usual this year. The supply of trees will be tight due to supply chain delays and a poor growing season in the Pacific Northwest.
If a real Christmas tree is on your holiday wish list this year, here is a selection of some of our favorite Christmas tree farms near Glen Cove:
Getting the most out of your real Christmas tree takes a bit of patience and practice. Here are a few things to know, from the National Christmas Tree Association: