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Real Christmas Trees Await

Several sources for precut Christmas trees in Eureka and Wildwood offered them since before Thanksgiving. Here's a summary of what they provide and when.

At least three local sources for live Christmas trees are available:  Boy Scout Troop 322 in , Living Word United Methodist in and Nina's Produce in Eureka.

The Boy Scout Troop's lot is established at the front of the parking lot of the , off of Fifth St. at 131 Eureka Towne Center Dr. Their are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends, and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays. Prices start around $25.

This troop is sponsored by . Their Christmas tree lot will close for the year on Dec. 23.

Christmas tree lot are 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

has trees up to 15 feet tall. The store is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Prices for trees start at $20. They also offer pine rope, grave blankets, and gift baskets.

Industry estimates indicate somewhere between 25 to 30 million real Christmas trees are sold in the United States each year. Christmas trees are grown in all 50 states and Canada with Wisconsin, Oregon, North Carolina, Michigan, Pennsylvainia and Washington being the biggest producers.

Tree growers often plant one to three seedlings for every tree harvested. It takes Christmas trees an average of seven years to mature.

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Shay Hawkins December 05, 2011 at 02:08 PM
Boy Scout Troop 322's tree lot is the main fundraiser the troop does yearly. It has become a holiday fixture in Eureka. Proceeds earned go towards maintaining and purchasing of equipement the troop uses as well as offsetting the cost scout activities.
Lou Malnassy December 05, 2011 at 10:54 PM
There are a lot of places to buy trees, so please be sure to support a community organization or local business.
Shay Hawkins December 09, 2011 at 02:05 PM
The tree lot in front of the Wal-Mart parking lot (Boy Scout Troop 322) still has pine roping and trees starting at $16.
Shay Hawkins December 20, 2011 at 12:31 AM
Thank you for the overwhelming support from the community. The Boy Scout Troop 322's tree lot is sold out of trees. This year's lot is considered a huge success and the boys are looking forward to giving back to the community in the coming year.

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