12/12/2013 7:50 AM
by Nadine Grimley
CHARLESTON - West Virginians were encouraged to buy locally grown Christmas trees this holiday season.
In a column written by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, residents were urged to visit the state's more than 30 family-owned "Choose-and-cut" Christmas tree farms. Tomblin said that visiting a tree farm is an opportunity to spend quality time with family and support the local economy.
The state Division of Forestry
supported such tree farms by providing information that included the location, operating hours, products, species, sizes, and services available at each farm.