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This holiday season, many are trying to go green: getting a Christmas tree and, you know, not destroying the Earth with rampant commercialism and greed! One way to do both is by purchasing a live Christmas tree that you enjoy in your home during the holiday season and then plant outside for years to come.

My parents did this years ago. I barely remember that Christmas, but I came to know the tree well. It thrived in our backyard. If you're looking to buy one this year, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources has some how-to advice.

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