Sprawl Is Killing Christmas
Okay, that's an overstatement. But the Washington Post has an interesting story about the booming 'burbs and their effect on Christmas tree farms. Here's the ...
But the Washington Post has an interesting story about the booming 'burbs and their effect on Christmas tree farms.
Here's the gist: New suburbs = more people in an area. More people = higher demand for Christmas trees.
But 'burbs can boom in just a couple years, while Christmas trees take 10 years to grow tall enough to sell.
The availability of cut-your-own Christmas tree farms isn't really a major urban planning issue, obviously. But it's always interesting to see the unexpected consequences of new urban growth.
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