Learn About Decorative Fir With the Christmas Tree History Chart

By: Nikki Taylor - Published: Dec 22, 2012 • References: ubersignal and visual.ly
The Christmas tree history infographic talks about the story behind the evergreen fir that you string bright colorful lights and holiday bulbs on every year.

Most people might not know that the first known decorated tree appeared in 1510 in Riga, Latvia. The spiritual roses on the tree signified the Virgin Mary. The charming Franklin D. Roosevelt adored the holiday fir so much that he started his very own Christmas tree farm. The trees appeared on Roosevelt's estate in New York.

Fake trees may be convenient because you only have to purchase them once, but real evergreens continue to be the apple in most holiday enthusiasts eye. According to the Christmas tree history infographic $30.8 million worth of real holiday firs were sold in 2011.