First Trees Bring Mele Kalikimaka to Islands

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With the holiday season upon us, many families in Hawaii have already begun shopping for Christmas trees.  The first round of trees went on sale last weekend.  Richard Tajiri has been selling trees for 35 years and has set up shop in the Ala Moana Parking Lot.  He spends most of the year in Oregon, tagging the best trees to bring back to Hawaii...just in time for the holidays. 

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Also selling trees this year is Helemano Farms, a newer spot in Wahiawa that promises a freshly cut tree...grown right here in Hawaii.  Aaron O'Brien is the owner of Helemano Farms, and wants to bring the tradition of locally grown trees to Hawaii. 

 

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Both tree lots will remain open up to Christmas Eve, while supplies last.

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(Molly Solomon / HPR News)