Real Christmas Trees on the Rise

Short-term value, family tradition attracting new buyers

By Lindsay Wilcox
|  Sunday, Dec 6, 2009  |  Updated 11:25 PM CDT
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Family Traditions Alive at Christmas Tree Farm

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The economy may have more people opting for real Christmas trees this year.

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Family Traditions Alive at Christmas Tree Farm

Family Traditions Alive at the Wells Family Farm in Terrell.
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The economy may have more North Texas families opting for a real Christmas tree this year rather than a fake one, which are traditionally more expensive.

The Walls Family Farm in Terrell said it has seen a 10 to 15 percent increase in business over last year, and people who've purchased them year after year say you get an added bonus with a real tree.

"It's definitely the smell," Lacy Lapio said. "As soon as you walk into a room with a real Christmas tree, it feels the whole room with the aroma, and I relate that smell to Christmas."

Anticipating the trend toward real trees, Home Depot and Lowe's both reportedly stocked fewer fake trees this year while the number of real trees in their inventory remained steady.

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