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Dover Post
  • Locally-grown Christmas trees available from Delaware farmers

  • More than 30 Delaware farmers have Christmas trees available for First State merrymakers this holiday season with the Delaware Fresh mobile app.
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  • More than 30 Delaware farmers have Christmas trees available for First State merrymakers this holiday season with the Delaware Fresh mobile app.
    The app and a related website, de.gov/christmastrees, feature locations, hours, and other shopping information. “It’s great family fun to pick out just the right locally-grown tree for your house,” said Delaware Secretary of Agriculture Ed Kee. “Buying from a Delaware farm is a guarantee to get the freshest tree and support our local tree farmers at the same time.”
    Some details for picking out the right tree:
    - The shape and size of a tree will depend on where you plan to place it and the height of the ceiling in your home. Some people want a more slender tree like a fir, while others like a larger, fuller tree like a spruce, and still others prefer a fuller, bushier tree like a pine.
    - Although most people prefer a well-rounded and shapely tree, you may find it more practical and economical to buy one that is somewhat flat or sparsely branched in one side, so that it fits into a corner or against a wall.
    - Keep a cut tree in a cool, shaded area, sheltered from wind, with the trunk in a bucket of water until you are ready for set up.
    The Delaware Fresh app is available free for download on Android, iPhone and Windows 8: delaware.gov/apps.
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