Rita Haddix of Red Hawk Ranch Christmas Tree farm in Auberry checks on trees. The number of tree farms is dwindling, but growers say they offer young families an experience.
Rita Haddix of Red Hawk Ranch Christmas Tree farm in Auberry checks on trees. The number of tree farms is dwindling, but growers say they offer young families an experience. JOHN WALKER jwalker@fresnobee.com
Rita Haddix of Red Hawk Ranch Christmas Tree farm in Auberry checks on trees. The number of tree farms is dwindling, but growers say they offer young families an experience. JOHN WALKER jwalker@fresnobee.com

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