Did You Know Michigan is a Leading Producer of Christmas Trees?

November 20th, 2017 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

A supply shortage is driving up Christmas tree prices in some areas this season, but the residents of Michigan shouldn’t have too much to worry about. That’s because our state is the third-leading producer of Christmas trees in the nation, with a harvest of roughly three million fresh trees each year.  It also produces the […]

Detroit Launches Initiative to Plant 10,000 New Trees

November 14th, 2017 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

Urban forestry doesn’t just make cities more attractive; it can make them healthier and more sustainable as well. Cities and towns that have an abundance of trees tend to have lower crime rates, higher property values and cleaner air. The air-purifying properties of trees are especially beneficial in industrial centers where smog and airborne particulates […]

Shortages Expected to Cause Bump in Christmas Tree Prices

November 7th, 2017 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

Is there a specific type of Christmas tree that you like to have in your home during the holiday season? If so, you may want to consider getting your tree early this year. That’s because a Christmas tree shortage could make hard to find some popular species of evergreens this year. The shortage is something […]

Michigan Receives $600K Grant to Help Save Eastern Hemlocks

November 1st, 2017 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

Despite efforts from state officials to stop the spread of the hemlock wooly adelgid (HWA), this invasive insect continues to pose a serious threat to Michigan’s hemlock trees. According to some estimates, there are currently 100 million hemlock trees in Michigan at risk of infection by the HWA. Fortunately, there might be a solution for […]