Choose-and-cut Christmas tree farms are rooted in simpler times: The nostalgic appeal of sawing a tree in the woods lives on, but modern economic pressures are taking a toll on growers.
Photo: Ron Ballauf grows Christmas trees at Rose Acre Tree Farm in Felton, Calif. Credit: Shmuel Thaler / Santa Cruz Sentinel

Choose-and-cut Christmas tree farms are rooted in simpler times: The nostalgic appeal of sawing a tree in the woods lives on, but modern economic pressures are taking a toll on growers.

Photo: Ron Ballauf grows Christmas trees at Rose Acre Tree Farm in Felton, Calif. Credit: Shmuel Thaler / Santa Cruz Sentinel

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