QCA tree farms prepare for rush

Some Quad Citians are decking the halls with more natural decorations.

By Krista Burris | kburris@whbf.com

Published 11/27 2015 10:20PM

Updated 11/27 2015 10:20PM

Many spent the day shopping and getting ready for the holidays.
This weekend will be a busy one for Christmas tree farms around the Quad Cities.
Local four's Krista Burris takes us to one local farm that's getting ready for the rush. 
For many, it's time to put the cornucopia away, and put up the Christmas tree.
Corn Crib Nursery offers items for shoppers wanting to deck the halls with something more natural, including a lot full of trees, wreaths and poinsettias.
Some will never agree if real or artificial trees are better, but the shop's co-owner Duane White says there's one thing that makes real trees better than artificial. 
"Fresh, fresh makes since, and my wife came up with that slogan, and it's really the truth. You can smell the fresh odor in the room when you come in," said White.
Christa Lohmeier feels the same way.
She says it's a must during the holidays.
"I come to Corn Crib, every year after Thanksgiving with my daughter and son-in-law, and we get Christmas wreaths, and they actually like this place better than the places back where they live back around the cities, the Chicago suburbs," said Lohmeier. 
Christa also plans to have one of these in her home for the holidays, but she's going to wait a little while for that.
"We wait until a couple weeks until Christmas, so the trees don't, I like the trees to be fresh," said Lohmeier. 
White says the tree crop was very good this year and you can find a variety of trees shipped all the way from southern Wisconsin.
"Some of the most beautiful trees we've ever had here," said White. 
While he says he can't always compete with bigger stores, he appreciates people that support his local business.
"We couldn't be happier with the amount of repeat customers that we have. That's the best part of it. It makes me look forward to coming to work in the morning to see who's going to come and see what they're going to get," said White.
The Corn Crib Nursery is one of the many shops taking part in small business Saturday.
Their festival runs from 9AM to 5PM Saturday,
They'll have Christmas treats and Santa might even make an appearance. 

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