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Christmas tree sales look good for the season

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YAKIMA, Wash.- Russells Nursery in Yakima sold over 75 Christmas trees this weekend, but they still have a long way to go. In the next month, they hope to sell over 400 more trees.

Employees are busy answering phones and helping customers pick out their trees.

"They came in Tuesday before Thanksgiving and we actually sold a few that day," said Owner Todd Russell.

The owner says that was a good sign. On Friday alone, they sold nearly 50 trees, ranging from $16 to $80 a piece. A trend this year is families like the Susan's buying trees earlier than usual.

"We're on a secret mission early this year, were heading to Montana to surprise our sister in law so were going to have Christmas early," said Casey Susan, a customer.

While business is steady, the nursery's owners are taking a precaution. They have 100 trees less than last year and hope to sell them all this year.

"If you get a lot of snow, you sell more because they cant go to the mountains but with everybody going green it seems a lot of people are going back to trees but we usually do a good job of selling out," said Russell.

The owner says he's expecting next weekend to be the busiest one of the season and he's hoping all their trees sell before Christmas.