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To Tree or Not to Tree: What Goes into Choosing a Tree

The halls may be decked with boughs of holly and the jingle bells may ring when the door is opened, but if the corner that long hosted the pine tree remains bare, Christmas still needs to show up there.

As the decades-old debate over real or fake continues to rage, the number of natural trees gracing homes, at least in this area, is dropping and it's mostly not out of choice.

In the event you have yet to shop for your live tree, it might be best to start beating the proverbial bushes. Now, just ask Travis Russell.

"I can't find them to sell them," said Russell, owner of Roots in the Cove,...


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