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Don Kinzler: Real deal wins every year for this gardener

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FARGO – The numbers are in, and real Christmas trees have been soundly defeated by artificials with an 83 percent to 17 percent whipping.


But do you know where your artificial tree has been?

America’s artificial Christmas trees were invented when a toilet bowl brush manufacturer created a tree from brush bristles in the 1930s. I guess when our artificial trees wear out, the branches can serve double duty.

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