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Tree tradition rich in Minnesota

December 23, 2010
By Jenny Kirk

For 500 years, people have been celebrating the tradition of tree decorating for the holidays. In the beginning, trees were cut from random forests, but now, only a small percentage of Christmas trees are harvested from the wild. Most come from tree farms, and of the 25 million to 30 million Christmas trees sold in the United States each year, 500,000 are marketed in Minnesota.

 
 

 

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