PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
OWNERS, Dale Fluckey, seated, and his son, Greg Fluckey, holding 6-year-old Peaches, wait for customers while Darcie Abbott, of Grizzly Flats, arranges handcrafted decorations at Poverty Hill Christmas Tree Farm in Placerville.
BELLA ESPINOSA, 9, of Gold River, cuts down a Christmas tree using a long-handled saw, assisted by Carson Ridge Evergreens employee Tyler Babb, 17, of Orangevale, as family members Tony, 12; dad, Chris; mom, Kate Espinosa (present but not pictured); and nana, Patricia Hilper, right, look on in Camino on Nov. 29. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
TREY CARIDO, 9, of Stockton, center, laughs while the men struggle to get their Christmas tree through the baler at Hidden Canyon Christmas Tree Farm on Nov. 29. In the front row, left to right, are J.T. Wright of Sacramento, Brady Rea of El Dorado Hills, Trey Carido, and Michael Wright of Sacramento. In the back row is John Reeve of Rancho Murrieta and Jesse Blair, 12, of Placerville. Democrat photos by Shelly Thorene

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