|Photo courtesy Okeechobee County Extension.|
Remember the scene in “Christmas Vacation” where the squirrel jumps out of the Griswold family Christmas tree? Well, Christmas tree stowaways are not always that obvious (or dramatic- thankfully). There is a much smaller pest that may sometimes be found on a cut tree brought home for decorating.
|Cinara spp. Photo courtesy Okeechobee County Extension.|
Click here for more information on Cinara aphids.
Click here for more information on fresh Christmas trees, including fresh Florida Christmas trees.
This year we bought a Florida tree from a Christmas tree farm nearby and it is beautiful. We had the opportunity to select and cut our very own tree. It made for a day filled with great memories and a wonderful, healthy, fragrant tree. There are several kinds of Florida Christmas trees to choose from- we selected a sand pine, Pinus clausa, for it’s soft needles and more “traditional” Christmas tree look.
Support your local Christmas tree farmer-click here for info. Happy Holidays!