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Chipping begins on leftover Christmas trees

Posted at 9:10 AM, Dec 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-28 12:22:37-05

Crews are chipping down leftover Christmas trees as the holiday season comes to an end.

Brookeshire Farms in San Luis Obispo typically grows 5,000 to 10,000 Christmas firs in Oregon, harvesting them as crops no different than a vegetable or a fruit.

The co-owner of Brookshire Farms says crews later bring them to the farm's Central Coast location where they're sold for the holidays, and then the cycle continues.

"I think the best part of it is we have such a great following today with such good people that have really supported us throughout the years, especially this year. We are very blessed and happy to be able to make a lot of smiling faces this season,” said co-owner Shawn Callaway.

Callaway says the demand for Christmas trees this year was significantly greater than previous years.

Brookshire Farms' San Luis Obispo location sold trees until the afternoon of Christmas Eve while its Paso Robles location sold out on Dec. 22.