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Manor Trees Returns for the Holidays

Local merchant sets up Christmas tree operation along Northern Boulevard in Douglaston.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas along Northern Boulevard.

Manor Trees has lined the street in front of Zion Episcopal Church with Christmas trees for the holiday season. Some local residents said that purchasing their tree along the boulevard is an annual tradition.

"I know this sounds a bit cliché, but picking out my tree really is probably my favorite of all holiday traditions," said Tammy Lynne, of Floral Park, as she sifted through the trees stationed along Northern Boulevard on Saturday afternoon.

Indeed, it would seem that the ever popular Christmas tree tradition was alive and well in Douglaston as folks turned out in droves to select a holiday pine worthy of a celebration.

"I always get excited every year as Christmas approaches and nothing really drives the spirit of the season home more than driving home with a Christmas tree tied to your roof," said Tom Sullivan, a resident of the Beech Hills Cooperative Apartments in Douglaston.

Sullivan, who was joined by his wife, Deborah, and their two daughters, Stephanie and Jane, looked on as his family picked out this year's tree and reminisced about the Christmas memories of his youth. 

"My family always made a big deal over our trees, so it's nice keeping that tradition going with my kids," he said. 

Equally as proud to keep the holiday Christmas tree tradition alive here in Queens were the folks at Manor Trees, who set up shop in front of Zion Episcopal Church earlier this week.

"The seasons here again and everyone is really excited," said Patrick Lynch, of Manor Trees.

Looking forward to a happy and healthy holiday season, Lynch predicted that this Christmas was going to be a good one.

"We all really love this time of year," he said.

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