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    The Beaman family, from left, Briana, 8, Alex, 5, mother Arpie, and dad Ralph drag their freshly cut Christmas tree out of the White Mountain National Forest in Waterville Valley, N.H. The U.S. Forest Service offers consumers a chance to cut their own trees for $5.

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    Ralph Beaman cuts down the family Christmas tree in the White Mountain National Forest. Beaman, with his wife and two children make their annual trek into the mountains to get their tree as a family affair.

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    Ben Hoyt, manager of Mountain Star Farms, walks through his acres of Christmas trees in Haverhill, N.H. selecting those to be used for internet sales. Although internet sales is a small part of the farms' business, Hoyt says its an opportunity for people in cities who don’t have easy access to a fresh cut tree, to get them delivered to their door.

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    Ben Hoyt, manager of Mountain Star Farms, left, and David Allsop work to stuff fresh cut Christmas trees into shipping boxes in Haverhill, N.H.

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    FedEx driver Zachary Gilding packs fresh cut Christmas trees from Mountain Star Farm in Haverhill, N.H. to be shipped across the country. The farm is one of just a few that uses the internet to ship fresh cut Christmas tress.

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