Looking for a real Christmas tree? Here's a way to find local farms
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York officials are asking state residents to think locally when choosing a Christmas tree.
State agricultural officials say there are 875 farms in upstate New York that sell more than 300,000 trees a year.
The Christmas Tree Farmers Association of New York website lists local farms and has a page where you can search for farms near you.
The state also allows tree farmers who follow sustainability standards to take part in the New York State Grown & Certified program. Participating farms are listed on the program's website.