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Looking for a real Christmas tree? Here's a way to find local farms

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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.

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