Canada: For Santa Claus

In the mountain wood lots that ring Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley, it was Christmas-tree harvest time. During the summer, lanky Bruce Swinamer, 43, had been out spotting likely trees for the trade. Last week, his boss, a New Yorker named Willis ("Christmas Tree") Clark, checked into the Cornwallis Inn at Kent-ille, got set for the cutting of 125,000 balsams for the city market.

Clark was only one of several American tree-buyers busy in Nova Scotia. This year the province expects to ship 2,000,000 trees to the U.S., up 100,000 over 1946. The trees will find their way into homes as far...

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