Wealth Matters: O Christmas Tree, Thy Leaves Can Be So Lucrative

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Chris Botek, a tree grower in Leighton, Pa., is used to people being shocked by how much his Christmas trees cost. “People come from the city and they’re used to paying $150 to $200 a tree,” he said. They look at you and say, ‘Are you kidding me?' ” Mr. Botek gets $6.25 a foot — that’s $50 for a fresher version of that eight-foot tree sitting on an urban sidewalk.

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