Merrier business for Christmas trees

Christmas trees sales locally and nationwide are seeing slightly better sales this year.

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Christmas trees nationwide saw a 6% sales increase the week after Thanksgiving over the same period last year.

Local farmers say they’ve experienced a similar trend, bringing a rough 2009 to an end with at least one piece of cheerful news for Oregon’s economy.

Arlene Madsen, owner of Madsen Tree Farms on Clear Lake Road, said she anticipated that people would continue to buy Christmas trees but hold back on extras, such as centerpieces and wreaths.

Madsen was wrong about the wreaths, to her delight. She shrewdly decorates them in ribbons and roses that match the colors of the Oregon Ducks.

Read the full story at The Register-Guard.

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