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Picking the right tree

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The Stine Family looking for the right tree at the farm. Parents Erin, left, and Lyle Stine, Jr., of Oregon, with their children Addison, 2, and Ethan, 11 months, in the wagon, Lily, 4 and Jacob, 5, leading the way.

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Jacob Stine, 5, left, confers with his father Lyle Stine, Jr., about a tree that dad thinks is too tall. "Oh no, our house is this tall", says Jacob, stretching out his arms.

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Jacob Stine, 5, and Lily, 4, watch as the tree is cut down. Their sibling Addison, 2, is in the back of the wagon.

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The Stines watch as Max Cooley, of Bowling Green, trims the bottom of their Christmas tree after cutting it down for them. Ethan, 11 months, left, is on Lyle Stine, Jr.'s lap. Mom Erin is standing, and Jacob, 5, and Lily, 4, are at rear, right.

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Manuel Machado, 13, and his grandfather Andres Machado, both of Toledo, carrying the Stine's tree.

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Evan Wiley, of Monclova, carries the Stines' tree to their car.

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Evan Wiley, of Monclova, ties the Stines' tree to their car.

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Evan Wiley, of Monclova, left, holds a tree on a drill while Chad Snyder, of Toledo, right, makes certain it is straight before they use the machine to drill a hole in the bottom of the tree.

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Selected trees lay baled and ready for their owners, and pre-cut trees stand in the background.

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Luis Cordero, of Monclova, left, and Francisco Cabrera, of Adrian, Michigan, center, work with Brad Smith, of Grand Rapids, Ohio, to place a large tree on a tree shaker.

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Keegan Savage, 16, of Sylvania, wraps twine around two trees. Once cut, the length of the twine is ideal for tying a tree onto a car roof, says Savage.

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Chad Snyder, of Toledo, left, pulls the tree placed into the baler by Andrew Lewallen, of Liberty Center.

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