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Ag Commissioner announces website to find local Christmas tree farms

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 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.”

MSChristmasTrees.com 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.