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This infographic provides us with a plethora of little known Christmas tree info right in time for the holidays. For instance, did you know the first Christmas tree was sold in 1851 by Mark Carr? Of course you didn’t. Who would? But now you do.

If you check out the rest of the Christmas tree info included you’ll find out other fun facts like the states that produce the most trees (Oregon, North Carolina, Pennsylvania), popular tree varieties (Scotch pine, Douglas fir, Noble fir) and the source of 85% of artificial trees is China.

The trend toward artificial trees is growing with 66% of US citizens using them in 2011 and global sales well over 10 million. A little known fact is that Norway gives England a Christmas tree every year as a symbolic gesture of thanks for support during World War II.