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Garden Center giving away Christmas Trees

For the second year in a row, the Kentucky Garden and Fountain Center on Richmond Road in Lexington found themselves with a surplus of trees just days before Christmas. So for the second year in a row they're going to line them up and give them to anyone who wants one.

Owner John Hadlock says as of this morning they still had about thirty trees on the lot.

"We could make them mulch but I'd rather give them to someone. Nothing worse than a pile of presents and nothing to put them under," said Hadlock

He says the chances of selling the trees now are slim. The Fraser Firs can retail for over a hundred dollars but Hadlock says the loss is worth it if they go to a family in need.

"A lot of people think it's just a tree, but having a tree is part of Christmas," said Hadlock.

Once the shop closes at dark they're going to take those trees down to their entrance and line them up against the fence so people getting off work can get one on their way home.

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