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Christmas Tree Growers Say This Year’s Crop Is Good

You’re going to like they way they look as you go shopping for a Christmas tree this season. That’s the forecast from Virginia tree growers, who say the heavy rain we got in the late spring and early summer came at the right time. That will mean a good crop of Christmas trees. Pines grow new needles in April and May, and the spruce push out new growth alongside older branches during that time. Greg Lemmer, the president of the Virginia Christmas Tree Growers Association says you can expect plenty of lush Norway spruce and firs this season. The same high quality can be found in white pines, blue spruces and Fraser firs.