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Unincorporated LA County residents can leave trees curbside

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Unincorporated Los Angeles County residents can leave ornament-stripped Christmas trees curbside for pickup on regular garbage- pickup days through Jan. 18. Trees taller than 6 feet should be cut in half, […]


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The Christmas Tree Project expands to LA

The Christmas Tree Project started three years ago when David and Michelle Fein put an ad on Craigslist in the Colorado Springs area to give away a Christmas tree to a needy family. The effort […]


Hearst Castle, San Simeon, California. (AP Photo)

Hearst Castle donates oranges to poor

SAN SIMEON, Calif. (AP) – Oranges harvested at Hearst Castle are being donated to needy families across San Luis Obispo County.
The Tribune reports landscapers at Hearst Castle are plucking two tons of fruit from the sprawling state park’s 120 trees.


elephants eat Christmas trees

Berlin elephants feast on tasty Christmas trees

BERLIN (AP) — Elephants at the Berlin Zoo finally got a chance to tuck into their Christmas dinner: A feast of donated pine trees. Before gobbling the greenery, elephants young and old played with the trees, whose strong smell attracts them.


German scientists seek to clone perfect Christmas trees

BERLIN (AP) — The hunt for the perfect Christmas tree may soon become a lot easier: just pick a nice clone. That’s what German scientists are now working on.


No RI Statehouse tree lighting after 2011 protest

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Rhode Island independent Gov. Lincoln Chafee won’t be hosting a tree lighting ceremony this season following last year’s hubbub over what to call the Statehouse Christmas spruce. Chafee’s spokeswoman said Monday […]


Sandy socks Md. grower of giant Christmas trees

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) – The World Bank, CIA and other Washington-area customers won’t be getting the giant Christmas trees they ordered after Superstorm Sandy buried a Maryland farm in more than 2 feet of snow […]


Trees coming down so space shuttle can roll in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Los Angeles is trading the trees for the stars – and not everybody’s happy about it. Crews clearing a path for the space shuttle Endeavor have begun cutting down hundreds of […]



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