Friday, November 24, 2006

Beaver's Christmas Tree Farm

Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise

Robert Beavers inspects this year's crop at Beavers Christmas Tree Farm in Nome on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006. Trees with white tags have already been selected by customers.

Kaden Richard, 2, and his grandmother Febra Boyd of Sour Lake lead Robert Beavers to the tree they selected at Beavers Christmas Tree Farm. Selected trees are tagged and continue to grow until the purchaser is ready for the tree.

Zoe Boyd, 8, of Sour Lake runs through a young crop of trees at Beavers Christmas Tree Farm. The Friday after Thanksgiving is traditionally the busiest day on tree farms across the nation.

Mario Rodriguez (left) and Antonio Rodriguez move an imported tree at Beavers Christmas Tree Farm. Some trees are imported from the mountains of North Carolina for customers who moved to Southeast Texas from northern states.

Molly Beavers, 2, (left) and her grandmother Susan Beavers (right) take a ride through the Beavers Christmas Tree Farm. Farm owners Susan and Robert Beavers (driving ATV) said this year's rain made for a good crop of healthy trees. Other Christmas tree farmers in Southeast Texas remain closed or had their tree growth stunted by Hurricane Rita last year.

Please read "Southeast Texas tree farmers ready for shoppers" by Kristina Herrndobler.

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