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Researchers Tackle Threat To North Carolina's Christmas Tree Industry

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December 28, 2000
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For many Americans, the Fraser fir -- a North Carolina native -- is the perfect Christmas tree. With its conical shape, pleasant scent, rich green foliage, strong branches and good needle retention, this popular species has made North Carolina the second largest Christmas tree producer in the nation. A fungus from Asia, however, is capable of decimating North Carolina Fraser fir plantations -- and threatening the long-term health of the state's $100 million annual Christmas tree industry.

For many Americans, the Fraser fir -- a North Carolina native -- is the perfect Christmas tree. With its conical shape, pleasant scent, rich green foliage, strong branches and good needle retention, this popular species has made North Carolina the second largest Christmas tree producer in the nation.


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