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Video: Sales of real Christmas trees taking off during pandemic

Nov 30, 2020 05:18AM ● By Editor

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By Joe Mazan of KSTP-TV Eyewitness News - November 29, 2020 

When it comes to Christmas trees, many are choosing fresh over fake this year.

For some, it may be a chance to create special memories and find a bright spot amid the toll of the pandemic.

Dave Hansen, whose family owns Hansen Tree Farm in Ramsey, says tree sales are up 25-30%.

"State parks, pumpkin patches, apple orchards, they've all been busy, so yeah, we were ready for it," he said.

One factor that could be spurring the surge in pine purchases: People are realizing they'll actually be home this year to water and maintain a fresh-cut tree.

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