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Some Folks Begin Their Search For The Perfect Christmas Tree

Bustard's Christmas Trees in Worcester, Montgomery County. (Credit: Brad Segall)

Bustard’s Christmas Trees in Worcester, Montgomery County. (Credit: Brad Segall)

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Brad Segall is the award-winning Suburban Bureau chief at KYW...
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By Brad Segall

WORCESTER, Pa. (CBS) – Not everyone is shopping at the malls on Black Friday. Some people decided to take the day after Thanksgiving to find that perfect Christmas tree.

At Bustard’s Christmas Trees in Worcester Township, Montgomery County, there are rows and rows of trees just waiting to be chosen to adorn someone’s home this holiday season.

Jay Bustard says the Nordman and Korean firs are popular this year and also in demand — trees they shear to make them look like Victorian trees from an era gone by…

“You can hang big ornaments on them, if you have Aunt Sophie’s glass ornament, or a big teddy bear or whatever, so there’s room to hang things on it,” Jay Bustard says. “Every year they’ve been getting more popular.”

Christmas tree shopping on Black Friday has been tradition for Sam Rivera of Oaks and his family. It didn’t take long to find the one they wanted:

“Oh, we’ll break out all the ornaments that aren’t broken and you know we’ll put it all together,” he says. “I’ve got to string up some lights outside, and we’re going to have family up on Saturday.”

On average, you can expect to pay between $50 and $80 for a tree this year.


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