#1 Since 1947, Norway has sent a Christmas tree to the people of London in thanks for their help in the Second World War.
#2 Approximately 35 million Christmas trees are produced during the Christmas season to keep pace with the demand. On average,it takes 6-8 years for a Christmas tree to be fully grown, although it can take up to 15 years.
#3 The oldest artificial Christmas trees date back to the late 1800s and were made of green raffia or dyed goose feathers. Afterwards, the Addis Brush Company used their machinery that wove toilet brushes to create pine-like branches for artificial Christmas trees which were less flammable and could hold heavier decorations.
#4 Germans are thought to have been the first to bring Christmas trees into their homes at the holidays and decorate them with cookies and lights. Coloured baubles and other items are much more common these days.
#5 According to the Guinness world records, the tallest Christmas tree ever cut was a 221-foot Douglas fir that was displayed in 1950 at the Northgate Shopping Centre in Seattle, Washington