The tree lots were busy this weekend. If you like a live tree, these lots are great fun and many people build annual, family traditions around selecting the tree. You can put on clothes that are good for photos, stop for a hot chocolate, and then heading out to select a tree. Greensboro has many organizations selling trees as a fundraiser. The above photo is the Wagoner lot at the Harris Teeter parking lot at New Garden Road, across from the entrance to Bryan Boulevard west.
The Wagoners have been selling Christmas trees in Greensboro since the 1940's. The above lot is owned by Bryan Wagoner whose father is John and his uncle, his father's twin brother, was Fred. Almost the whole family, including Bryan's brother Bruce, is involved in the business, from manning their lots to caring for the trees the eight years it takes them to mature. Bryan and Bruce's sister Lynn is a cardiologist in Ohio, specializing in heart transplants.* It is so nice to see these Greensboro families carrying the tradition of their parents. Making memories is such an important part of childhood.
*Reference and more information, here.