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Old 11-26-2007, 09:22 PM
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) -- Picking a Christmas tree is typically a matter of taste. Is the shape right? Is it too tall? Too short?

Now a handful of growers in the top Christmas tree producing state of Oregon want people to consider another factor -- how "green" a tree is. They've created a system to help consumers identify trees grown under certain environmental standards.

"Consumers like to do the right thing," said Joe Sharp, managing partner of Yule Tree Farms and co-founder of the Coalition of Environmentally Conscious Growers. "We are just helping with education."

This is the first year the coalition's program will be seen in the market. More than 200,000 tags will hang on trees, indicating the trees were farmed by the coalition's standards.

Growers tag 'green' Christmas trees - CNN.com (http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/science/11/26/green.christmas.trees.ap/index.html - broken link)
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