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How Did Trees Become Associated With Christmas?

The history of Christmas Trees dates back thousands of years to the Evergreen Fir Tree. Pagans used the branches of the evergreen fir tree as decorations during the Winter Solstice to remind them of the Springtime still ahead.

The Evergreen Fir’s Christmas roots lay in Northern Europe, where they were traditionally hung near the ceiling by chains. In places like Latvia, for Christmas, they would light the entire tree and dance around it. This is where the idea behind the Yule Log was born.

In Germany, circa 1520, the traditional Christmas Fir tree would be paraded around town with a figurehead dressed like the traditional St. Nicholas bishop.

Of course, these older traditions informed more modern ones that we still carry on today. Instead of hanging a tree from the ceiling, chandelier style, we add lights and ornaments to it. Instead of making a show of the tree by parading it around, we take part in more broad and communal Christmas and Holiday parades. Also, instead of burning the tree, we use dedicated logs and a fireplace for our burning of the Christmas Yule Log.

Of course, G&R doesn’t remove Christmas Trees, but we can remove that old beast that’s hanging over your pool or could potentially damage your home or vehicle.

G&R also offers firewood, snow removal, and land clearing services on Staten Island. We do it all. G&R Tree Service has the experience and skill to help you clear your land, care for your trees, and provide you with firewood for the Yule Log.

So give us a call today and let us give you a free estimate. 718-815-7897

GR Tree Service provides customers in Staten Island, NY with tree removal and care and a variety of property maintenance services. With over 10 years of experience, we’ve established ourselves as one of the most reliable tree services in the region, executing our work with great attention to detail and a lowest price guarantee. Not only that, but the owner – Glen Gabel – is present at every work site to ensure that your job is performed to the highest standard of quality.

G&R Tree Service can provide all of our services in Brooklyn and New Jersey upon request.

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