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Christmas tree farmers see upturn

Christmas tree prices are increasing after a multi-year swoon, growers said at their annual meeting in Portland. An interest in "farm-to-table" agriculture also appears to be drawing customers away from artificial trees.

By MITCH LIES

Capital Press

Published on September 10, 2013 8:05AM

Last changed on September 10, 2013 8:12AM

Mitch Lies/Capital Press Charlie Grogan, left, and Casey Grogan, middle, talk with Richard Smith, a retailer from Redding, Calif., at the 55th annual Christmas Tree Fair and Trade Show, Sept. 6 in Portland. Grogan said he's getting increased prices for trees this year.

Mitch Lies/Capital Press Charlie Grogan, left, and Casey Grogan, middle, talk with Richard Smith, a retailer from Redding, Calif., at the 55th annual Christmas Tree Fair and Trade Show, Sept. 6 in Portland. Grogan said he's getting increased prices for trees this year.

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