Canada: And a Profit In A Polyvinyl Tree

Power saws ripped through the evergreen stands last week in seven of Canada's ten provinces, and trucks and horse-drawn sleighs hauled the bales of trees off to shipping points. It was that time of year again for Canada's best-known industry, and growers were busy cutting the 15 million Christmas trees that they will sell this year. However, there is a bit of strain in the merriment this year for Canada's exporters of pine, spruce, Douglas and balsam firs. Reason: artificial trees are making steady inroads into the lucrative Christmas tree market.

Canada sells 65% of her trees to the U.S., where...

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