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Monday, January 02, 2012

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1. Besides smoking when green, Christmas trees explode at worst, and burn hot and fast in fire pits. It's exciting, but be forewarned.

2. Christmas tree farms aren't more murderous than flower fields. My family has had one for 50 years.

Christy, if your family farm has a website, post a link for us! The reason I feel uncomfortable about cutting down Christmas trees is because of how long it takes to grow a tree versus how long it takes to grow a flower. But you're right-- at the core of it, Christmas tree farming is no different than raising livestock or growing flowers or vegetables for sale. Those trees wouldn't even be growing to begin with if they weren't being farmed.

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