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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.

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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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