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Thursday, December 08, 2005

Wanted: Very Big, Very Small Christmas Trees

Time was when Christmas trees were a uniform, predictable size -- usually somewhere around 6 feet tall. No longer.

The trend in live Christmas trees seems to be skewing toward the extremes this year, with homeowners who have large, cathedral-ceiling rooms buying trees that are up to 13 feet tall. However, some buyers with eyes that are bigger than their houses have to lop off the tops of their trees to make them fit.

At the other end of the spectrum are apartment and condo dwellers who seek small trees that economize on space.

Source: MSNBC