The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce launched MSChristmasTrees.com 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 agritourism industry,” said Cindy Hyde-Smith Commissioner of Agriculture and Commer. “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. 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.”
If this is the first year caring for a live tree, details on 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 can also be found on the website.