Christmas trees

U. Mobile Professor Develops Christmas Tree Light Calculator

Dec 11, 2017

A math expert at the University of Mobile is looking to take some of the guesswork out of decorating your Christmas tree.

Troy Henderson is a professor of mathematics at the university. He has developed and released a free online calculator that anyone can use to determine the optimal way to string lights on their Christmas tree. Henderson's calculator takes the dimensions of the tree and the length of lights available and uses calculus to determine the optimal spacing.

Be Safe While Disposing of Live Christmas Trees

Dec 27, 2016

                While the presents have been unwrapped the Christmas holiday has wrapped up and it is time to remove the decorations. Those with live Christmas trees need to make sure they dispose of them properly.                           

                These winter months have been some of the driest months of the year and the current drought situation make it more likely for a fire to ignite.

Scott Pilgreen is the state of Alabama’s fire marshal. He says cities across the state will help you get rid of your tree.


'Tis the season to deck the halls, but do it carefully - make sure your holiday decorations don't pose unnecessary risks for your furry friends!