Choose local, preserve and re-plant: Your guide to the perfect Christmas tree

As the search for the perfect Christmas tree begins, three Cornell University experts who work closely with New York Christmas tree producers offer advice for picking, preserving and eventually re-planting the perfect tree. In addition, New York state agriculture commissioner Richard A. Ball is encouraging families buy trees locally and support tree growers across the […]

How to pick and preserve your Christmas tree

As families search for the perfect Christmas tree, two Cornell University experts who work closely with New York Christmas tree producers offer a few tricks for picking and preserving the perfect tree. Elizabeth Lamb has a Ph.D. in plant breeding and is a senior extension associate with the Cornell Cooperative Extension’s New York State Integrated […]

Picking and preserving the perfect pine for Christmas

Still in the market for a holiday tree? Not to worry, two Cornell University experts share their tips and tricks to pick and preserve the perfect pine tree.  Brian Eshenaur is a plant pathologist, a certified New York State nursery professional and a Western New York-based educator with NYS IPM. Elizabeth Lamb has a Ph.D. […]

Tips and tricks for a perfect Christmas tree

As families brave the elements this weekend to pick the perfect Christmas tree, Cornell University experts offer a few tips on choosing a tree as well as some tricks to preserve its beauty throughout the season. Elizabeth Lamb has a Ph.D. in plant breeding and is a senior extension associate with the Cornell Cooperative Extension’s […]