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www.wmfd.com - It's that time of year, as.the hunt is on for the best Christmas Tree and one northern California tree farm is offering up an eco-friendly way to get into the spirit, as Ian Schwartz tells us more. }}" />

   
 
 
Christmas Tree Farm Uses Eco-Friendly Stump Cuturing

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  Original Published: 12/7/2013 It's that time of year, as.the hunt is on for the best Christmas Tree. One northern California tree farm is offering up an eco-friendly way to get into the spirit. Ian Schwartz tells us more. It's the sounds and the smellls that bring the Lenson family here year after year. This year, little Brody was tasked with tackling the tree that easily towers over him. "How did it go? We'', tiring. Haha!" Acres and acres of trees, that's just one reason this family comes here. But also, the eco-friendly growing method used at the McGee Christmas Tree Farm. "It's definitely a benefit to us. We try to do things like that around our house," says Mark Lenson. "And, if we can help the environment, just a bonus." Pyyliss and Mike McGee grow trees by stump culturing. They are able to grow another tree on the same stump as the one they cut down. Phyliss says it's more labor-intensive, but better than the way trees are grown in a store. "They do what's called clear cutting on those. They just cut them at the ground, then they have to come back through and re-seed," says Phyliss McGee. "It takes a lot more water." "Here's a really good example of stump culturing, down there, you can't see it, is the old stump, where there used to be a tree that they cut down," says reporter Ian Schwartz. "Well now the new arms started to grow out. They decided which arm would be the best and pruned it. And this is it, you can see a brand new tree is growing from the stump of the old one." Each stump takes about three years to grow a tree and each stump can produce up to four in its life. The Lenson family says coming here is about more than the gift that keeps on giving, but also about sprouting new memories they hope will last forever. "Just being here as a familu," says D.J. Lenson. "We've done this with the kids since they were about three or four. We come out here and make a tradition and we hope they will follow that when they have kids."
   
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