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Nov. 19, 2009 Volume 31, No. 13

Don't pine away for yule traditions

Members of the MU Forestry Club will be selling Scotch pine and balsam fir Christmas trees during the first two weekends of December. Pine trees will sell for $5 per foot, and firs will start at $20 per tree. Proceeds will fund club activities and trips.

The club had operated its own Christmas tree farm in southeast Columbia until several years ago, when MU sold the property. The club has started a new pine plantation northeast of town and expects to harvest trees there in a couple years, according to club member Mark Peper.

The sale will take place Dec. 3-6 and Dec. 11-13 — or until the club runs out of trees — at the northeast side of Memorial Stadium. Sale hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. all days except Dec. 3, when the sale will run 3 to 8 p.m. For more information, call Peper at 636-358-6578.