Published On: Wed, Nov 23rd, 2016

10,000 Christmas trees harvested in Guanajuato’s forests

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GUANAJUATO. – For the upcoming Christmas season, 10,000 Christmas trees were grown in the forests of Guanajuato, specifically in the municipalities of San Felipe and San José Iturbide, in order to detonate the local economy and encourage the consumption of Mexican products, reported the state manager of the National Forestry Commission (CONAFOR – Comisión Nacional Forestal) in Guanajuato, Victor Manuel Ortega Medrano.

Ortega explained: “the Christmas trees will cost from 550 to 850 pesos, depending on their height. Besides, this year we will offer two forest species, such as “Greggii pine” and “Piñonero tree”, specimens ranging from one meter and a half to three meters high”.

“The goal is to boost forest plantations as a profitable and sustainable business, and strengthen the local economy”.


Victor Manuel Ortega Medrano, CONAFOR (Photo:

“Additionally, we want to foster a culture of consumption of Mexican products” said Ortega Medrano.

Ortega continued: Those harvested trees will be on sale starting December 2nd, at “Los Cárcamos” Park and at the management state offices of CONAFOR in Irapuato.

He explained that Christmas trees are harvested when they are between 5 and 8 years of age; and as they grow, these trees produce oxygen, help to improve the infiltration of water into the aquifer, serve as a refuge for wildlife, and contribute to boost the state economy; not to mention this discourages illegal trade.


10,000 Christmas trees are harvested in Guanajuato (Google)

The federal official concluded saying that during the 2013-2016 period, the National Forest Commission invested 7.8 million pesos to support commercial plantations in Guanajuato and other 12 states.




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