Researchers Searching For Christmas Trees That Can Withstand Climate Apocalypse

It’s not like these trees survived multiple Holocene warm periods or anything. But, hey, if you have government funding, sure, why not

The search for Christmas trees that can withstand climate change

Drier summers and warmer autumns spell trouble for that iconic winter evergreen, the Christmas tree.

Working to safeguard this important Pacific Northwest crop, Washington State University scientist Gary Chastagner has traveled the globe on a hunt for hardy varieties. Dubbed “Dr. Christmas Tree” for his 44?year career studying the decorative conifers, Chastagner is now testing promising species that can stand up to an uncertain climate while looking and lasting their best in the home.

“I want to give growers and consumers more choices for high-quality trees,” he said.

Through the Collaborative Fir Germplasm Evaluation Project, a 12?year partnership with scientists in Connecticut, Oregon, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Michigan, Chastagner and colleagues traveled to Turkey in 2020 to find mother trees of Turkish and Trojan firs, which are adaptable to the Pacific Northwest’s climate and resistant to disease.

Hmm, so they all took a long fossil fueled flight to Turkey? And Chastagner has traveled all over the globe? Huh. Anyhow, it’s all about using anything they can find to use to scaremonger. In this case, Christmas. According to this report by researchers at NC State, they’ve found a gene to make them more “resistant” to Hotcoldwetdry. If only they could put the same effort an money into solving real issues.

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12 Responses to “Researchers Searching For Christmas Trees That Can Withstand Climate Apocalypse”

  1. Dana says:

    The way so many on the left hate Christmas — though many of them secretly celebrate it anyway — you’d think that this would be a good thing as far as they are concerned. After all, it’s those unedumacated Xtian white supremacists who will be hurt most, right?

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      Mr Dana claims the left hate Christmas but celebrate it secretly. I don’t know anyone who DOESN’T celebrate Christmas. We have an extended family party every Christmas Eve with aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews… atheists, lesbians, agnostics, a Mormon, Catholics, Lutherans, but no tRumpetista that we know of. Kids from 9 to 19. The Lutherans and Catholics come after their religious services. One Christmas eve we even hosted a wedding!!

      Even Muslims, who consider Jesus a great prophet from Virgin Mary, while not observing Christian rituals associated with Christmas, do enjoy some of the secular traditions of the Holiday Season. Christmas is a minor Muslim holiday. Nearly 20 years ago at a Christmas-time charity event, an older Muslim woman told me that she loved Jesus!

      Merry Christmas to all!!

  2. Hairy says: reports that national average gas price has now fallen to $3.17 gallon
    This of course is entirely due to the tremendous increase in production of 0.08% from all the new oil wells that Biden has dug himself. The Gulf Arabs (aided by their American stooges) plan to influence the midterm elections by driving up US oil prices while blaming Biden, failed
    Also Germany will not freeze this winter because Trump’s friend Putin has shut down
    their natural gas supplies, Germany’s storage facilities are 93% filled
    What new fear will next appear in the minds of the radical right? Only time will tell.

    • L'Roy White says:

      Yeah, man. Hallelujah. Go tell it on the mountain our savior joe is here.

      Is there no end to your blind partisanship?

    • Jl says:

      Carbon Offset Boy-what new fear will appear in the minds of the radical left? You’re already terrified of free speech and the horrendous CO2 molecule, all the while Trump lives rent free in your’s almost too much to bear, isn’t it?

  3. Hairy says:

    There are so many ways radical right Christians hate the modern celebration of Christmas in the USA. No longer is it the celebration of the birth of Jesus, born to the Virgin Mary while a teenybopper. This realization alone has contributed to more teenage sex and babies giving birth to babies. The crass commercialization of this religious holiday, by globalists and international financiers and the ilk of Soros have driven the radical conservative fundamentalist Christians (the only “real” Christians) into proclaiming a new War Against the War on Christmas.
    And now TREES!!
    TREES !! Trees decorated and with offerings and gifts placed under them like the pagans living in caves did in pre Christian times did. They hoped that by doing so the tree Gods would forgive them for killing the trees needed to provide heat and light at the very time most needed, during the days when the Sun God was weakest Dec 21.
    So as Christmas as a religious holiday fades, Americans will increasingly celebrate The Tree Holiday

    • CarolAnn says:

      Please write more. We don’t feel sufficiently debased and put upon by you anti Christians yet. Perhaps more ignorant posturing with fake pagan history and anti Christian rhetoric and insults?

      It’s amazing how shitheads like you always manage to hate Christians and ridicule their faith. Why? What have Christians ever done to you? You wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for Christians.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:


        Fundamentalists, whether Christian, Muslim or Jew, consider their sect to be the one true religion. In college, I was friends with Bobby, a guy from a small town just outside another small town in the Ozarks, a mile north of Arkansas. We also worked together in a warehouse paying our way through school. Bobby insisted that unless you were baptized by total immersion, the baptism didn’t “take”. Just being sprinkled wasn’t good enough.

        Imagine, if there is a heaven, that you find Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus all there.

        Reminds me of the joke. Peter was welcoming a new batch of Methodists to heaven, but asked them to walk quietly past the Catholic room, since Catholics believed they were the only ones in there!

        What do you think of agnostics? Horrible? Live and let live?

  4. Hairy says:

    CarolAnn is so so easily triggered. I always look forward to your posts!
    CarolAnn how do YOU think the worship of trees began, and why it still continues? Have you bothered to try and research it yourself or might that burst your comfort bubble?
    And why do you hate non Christians so much ? If it weren’t for non Christians YOU. Would not be here either
    The deification if trees was a long tradition way before Christianity at the time of the winter solstice was performed way before Christianity began. And it still continues today. I suspect that you will be performing this ritual yourself this year.

  5. H says:

    Why do you call non believers in Christianity “shitheads” aren’t you the one who uses hateful speech? I thought Christians were supposed to hate the din but love the dinner?
    I denounce you as a false Christian!!!

  6. Jl says:

    First golf and now Christmas trees-is there anything the evil CO2 molecule can’t do? It already does hot and cold, wet and dry..

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