Did you know that at least 25 million real Christmas trees are sold each year across America? Currently, 350 million are growing in all 50 U.S. states. And despite these unprecedented times, the tree market is still up and running this year.
Christmas tree lots and choose-and-cut farms nationwide are taking precautions as the COVID-19 pandemic worsens to ensure locals can take home a tree with minimal health and safety risk.
NCTA (National Christmas Tree Association) has released a guide containing recommendations and best practices for Christmas tree sellers to follow, including frequently sanitizing items such as hand saws and tree cart handles, as well as countertops, restrooms and other areas.
Tree lot operators and choose-and-cut farms “must protect the health and safety of their employees, provide customers with the confidence they need so they can enjoy selecting a tree without risk and demonstrate to state and local officials they are conducting business responsibly,” the association wrote in its guide. Special signage and social-distancing rules are also being encouraged at the farms.
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