Christmas Trees en Why New Hampshire's Tiny Christmas Tree Industry Thrives <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Hampshire’s Christmas tree farms are mostly very small operations—even by Granite State standards.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 40331 at Why New Hampshire's Tiny Christmas Tree Industry Thrives The Christmas Tree That Got Away <p>For the last 3 years, NHPR's Sean Hurley and his family get a $5 permit to cut down their Christmas Tree in the White Mountain National Forest and every year, as Sean explains in this audio postcard, they run into the same problem.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>We walk beside an ice snagged brook looking for the balsam fir we tagged with a purple ribbon the month before. &nbsp;My wife Lois leads us along, interpreting the wildlife signs as we go.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 21:29:05 +0000 Sean Hurley 40554 at The Christmas Tree That Got Away A Public Story About A Private Gift (Rebroadcast) <p><em>When reporter Sean Hurley heard that one of his neighbors was giving away Christmas trees, he wanted to find out more about this local charity. And what he found was that this man's very public act, letting people wander over his property to pick out and cut down one of the Christmas Trees, was also very private. This story won Second Place in the 2007 Best Feature category from the New Hampshire Associated Press Broadcasters Association.</em></p><p></p> Mon, 24 Dec 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Sean Hurley 26059 at A Public Story About A Private Gift (Rebroadcast) Local Farm-Raised Christmas Trees <p>According to the <a href="">National Christmas Tree Growers Association</a>, buying a natural, farm-grown Christmas tree is a traditional custom for up to 30 million American families who celebrate the holidays with the fragrance and beauty of locally-raised, farm-grown Christmas trees. Today, the majority of Christmas trees are plantation-grown. There are an estimated 350 million Christmas trees growing nationwide.</p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Dave Anderson 17880 at Local Farm-Raised Christmas Trees