Drought did not affect Christmas trees this season

Many people went Christmas tree shopping after Thanksgiving

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Now that Thanksgiving’s over it seems like things are in full swing for getting ready for Christmas. 22News is working for you with how Christmas trees are looking this year at Paul Bunyan’s Farm & Nursery in Chicopee.

Whether its a tradition for you and your family or you’re just in the holiday spirit, picking out a Christmas tree was on the top of many people’s lists the weekend after Thanksgiving.

Brian Gorman, from West Springfield, told 22News, the season is here for picking out a tree, “It’s the season, getting the Christmas Tree so we can get it up.”

Paul Bunyan’s Farm & Nursery in Chicopee was packed with people Saturday all picking out the “perfect” tree. Small, large, dark or light green, the options varied immensely.

The sounds of cash registers, chain saws, and tying trees to the cars filled the air. Susan Lopes, owner of Paul Bunyan’s Farm & Nursery, said their busiest day is usually the day after Thanksgiving. Lopes went on to tell 22News: “Yesterday was definitely a busy day, and we were shocked so many people continued to keep that tradition in their family the day after Thanksgiving.”

And the trees couldn’t look more full, despite how dry it has been.

Even though western Massachusetts continues to stay in a drought, the Christmas trees have not been affected by the dry conditions.

If you did buy your tree recently, make sure you give it plenty of water, and that the level of water does not drop below the fresh-cut base. Also, keep the tree away from heat sources.

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