Terror of the Vervoids.

Gardening Not entirely seasonal perhaps (look! sun!) but last December the Kennebec Journal published the story of Maine's Christmas trees:
"About half of all Maine's Christmas trees begin at the same place, in the western Maine town of Fryeburg.

"Since 1917, Western Maine Forest Nurseries have raised conifer trees from seed. The company grows about 500,000 seedlings every year, some of which are sold for reforestation projects and private landscaping, "but a good chunk of them stay right here in Maine for Christmas tree production," said Rick Eastman, 57, the nursery's third-generation owner."
I've noticed in the past couple of weeks the waste ground on Smithdown Road where we usually buy our Christmas tree is currently being built upon. Oh dear.

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