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Christmas tree farmers spending the summer preparing trees for the holiday season

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With Christmas just five months away, tree farmers are spending their summer prepping their trees for the most wonderful time of the year. (Courtesy: WSAW, CNN Newsource)

With Christmas just five months away, tree farmers are spending their summer prepping their trees for the most wonderful time of the year.

Christmas' trees are cultivated all year long, and a lot of the work takes place in the summer.

The summer is the time farmers groom trees to be ready for the holiday season.

WSAW spoke to one tree farmer, who said only about a third of the trees he plants make it to Christmas. He also said that he wakes up early and prepares for a day of mowing and shearing.

"You get up at 6 or at 5 and you're out here as the sun is coming up. It's a different experience, it's a quieter time," said Dan Rogalla, owner.

But the Christmas tree business is not a quick turn-around. Farmers told WSAW that it can take more than a decade before trees are ready to be decorated.

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