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How To Take Care Of Your Christmas Tree

Aurelio Arantes
Ninety-eight percent of Christmas trees are grown on farms. The United States has almost 15,000 farms.

On this "Horticulture Day" edition of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe is joined by DNR forester Mark Vitosh to learn about the best practices for taking care of Christmas trees

The holidays need to be different this year to keep people safe, but for those who celebrate Christmas it’s still relatively safe and sane to bring an entire live tree into your house.

This hour, experts answer listener questions about the plants and trees in their lives.


  • Cindy Haynes, Iowa State University
  • Mark Vitosh, Iowa Department of Natural Resources


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Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Rick Brewer was a producer for IPR's Talk of Iowa and River to River