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What Christmas tree shortage?

Helemano Farms experiences a rise in holiday tree sales thanks to the detainment of mainland shipments

By Rosemarie Bernardo

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 27, 2012

~~<p>Christmas arrived early for an Oahu tree farm with a jump in sales in the wake of pest problems with tree shipments from the Pacific Northwest.</p>
<p>Aaron O'Brien, owner of Helemano Farms, a family-operated business in Wahiawa that sells locally grown Norfolk pine and Leyland cypress trees, said sales in the first three days after Thanksgiving were up 10 to 15 percent over last year.</p>
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Christmas arrived early for an Oahu tree farm with a jump in sales in the wake of pest problems with tree shipments from the Pacific Northwest.

Aaron O'Brien, owner of Helemano Farms, a family-operated business in Wahiawa that sells locally grown Norfolk pine and Leyland cypress trees, said sales in the first three days after Thanksgiving were up 10 to 15 percent over last year. Login for more...



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