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Oh Christmas Tree

Christmas treeChrissy got the idea to make a kind of glittering Christmas tree with mirrors and glitter to reflect the light.  She made the glittery snowflakes herself.

The tree is a Frasier fir.  Alex picked it out at Home Depot.  I brought a tree up from the farm when we first got it, but loblolly pines don't make good Christmas trees.  They drop the needles very fast and they are not very bushy.  They grow fast, which makes them good timber trees, but that means that they have long growth branches.  Christmas trees are usually trimmed to make them fuller.  It tried that, but it didn't work with my trees.  It is easier just to go to Home Depot.


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Perhaps you should consider planting just a few Douglas Fir on a small piece of your property, say a dozen or two, and as you harvest one each year (when they get big enough), plant another one (or two).

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