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Christmas Trees: Real or Fake?

Trees stand ready for Christmas duty at Carver Farms in Newman Lake.

With the countdown to Christmas well under way, families are flocking to area farms and lots to pick the perfect tree.

“It’s a family tradition,” said Chelsey Williamson. “We come out every year to one of the tree farms to get a tree.”

Williamson visited Dietz Christmas Tree Farm at Green Bluff on Saturday with her husband, Ryan, and their children, Jayden, 12, and Ethan, 8. Chelsea Bannach, SR Read more.

For many years my husband and sons chopped down a fresh tree at Huckaba's Christmas Tree Farm in Green Bluff. Now that our kids are older and the two oldest have left home, Derek and the younger boys buy a fresh tree at a nearby tree lot.

This weekend the scent of Christmas filled our house as they hauled the Perfect Tree inside. Our cats are thrilled and I simply can't imagine Christmas without the smell of a freshly-cut Noble Fir.

How about you? Fresh tree or artificial?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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