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Dispatches

Christmas trees, by the numbers; Alabama’s despot depot; spreading the word about Burgundy’s mustard; New Zealand goes global; the sun sets on a Samoan claim to fame

Seeing Green

Come December, no other tree will inspire the warm fuzzies like a decorated fir, spruce or pine. Here’s a look at some cold, hard numbers behind the most festive greenery on earth. —SAM POLCER and ALICIA BUCHL PEREZ

ILLUSTRATION BY KELLI ANDERSON

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