Monday, December 14, 2020

The First American Christmas Tree.

It dates back to the mid-19th century as the story goes, August Imgard originally from Germany, set up the first American Christmas tree in Wooster, Ohio, in 1847. The basic version of the tale was that Imgard, after arriving in America, was homesick at Christmas so he cut down the top of a spruce tree, brought it indoors, and decorated it.

Another version has it that a professor at Harvard, Charles Follen is known to have set up a Christmas tree in his home in the mid-1830s…well before Mr. Imgard. Further, The Christmas tree of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert became known in America in the late 1840s, and in the 1850s reports of Christmas trees began to appear in newspapers around the US.

However you celebrate the Holiday season we here at The Tree Professionals honor the Balsam Fir as the most popular variety of Christmas Tree. Whenever you need tree removal or trimming around your Northern Nevada property please think of The Tree Professionals of Reno in 2021. Happy Holidays from Greg and his staff at The Tree Professionals.