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Melania chose red Christmas trees for the White House. In Europe, it's a bad sign.

Tree of Red Bear lines East Colonyade in 201 8 Christmas Press Preview at the White House in Washington, November…


Tree of Red Bear lines East Colonyade in 201

8 Christmas Press Preview at the White House in Washington, November 26, 2018. (REUTERS / Leah Millis)

BERLIN – When Melania Trumps White House Christmas Wonderland revealed this week, visitors could not avoid a certain feeling that a color was displayed more prominent than others: red. There were red ornaments and red drawings. And there were red Christmas trees, which consisted of thousands of berries.

The first lady was not out to explain the subject, but her office had a clear explanation: “The choice of red is an extension of the bleach or stripes contained in the president’s seal designed by our founders. It is a symbol of bravery and courage. “

Abroad, however, it is also the color of sick Christmas trees.

Ukraine mentioned the area around the reactor’s “Red Forest” disaster site after fatal radioactivity turn the green numbers of trees there reddish in 1986. Movies from this forest still work as a reminder of fatal nuclear power, especially at a time when threats to nuclear weapons attacks have become more common again.

Color crops have recently been catastrophic for pines in Denmark, which are usually sold all over Europe. The country is known for its magnificent, dark green trees exported far beyond its borders, but red needles are a growing threat to lucrative activity. Nine million trees are sold each year.

Denmark’s suppliers have for a few years since 2012 had disposed of as much as 10 percent of all Christmas trees that would be sold after their needles lost their green shine. Sales of red needles, suppliers argued in interviews with Nordic media, would have damaged the industry’s excellent reputation.

Christmas tree producers remain stymied by what causes the weird phenomenon.

“Red needles occur every year, but in some years it is particularly bad”, the Danish Christmas Cultivator Association noted that it was damaged up to $ 8 million.

“It’s a mystery why the trees get red needles. It’s as if the trees get a stress reaction,” said Torben Ravn, board member of the Christmas Tree Association, two years ago. A research project has been assigned to investigate the source of the problem. ] One possible explanation is that diseases can weaken the trees’s ability to absorb enough calcium to grow properly. In neighboring Germany, where suppliers have met a similar issue, researchers also saw that pines can “tan”, provided the feathers are unusually cold and summers are disproportionately hot. Climate change will cause extreme temperatures to occur much more often.

Unless a solution exists, Europe may embrace Christ’s time red more than it used to.

White House – where President Trump rejected a deep climate change report of his own administration this week and said: “I do not

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