Pumpkins out, Christmas Trees In

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — When the clock struck midnight on Thanksgiving, all the pumpkins turned into Christmas Trees in Wilmington.

Sadly, it’s a little less magical than that. Barr Evergreens hauls two truckloads of trees down from West Jefferson every week.

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Those truckloads can hold more than 600 trees.

Christmas Trees need just the right weather to grow and Barr Evergreens Manager Brad Jordan says, fortunately, Hurricane Florence did not have a negative impact on the their growth.

“It’s been growing good, we’ve had zero problems,” Jordan said. Plenty of rainfall and they’ve probably grown about a foot this year.”

Jordan says their busiest days are Saturdays and Sundays, but not to worry because they have plenty of trees to accommodate their customers.