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Late Thanksgiving has tree sellers shifting plans

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CARLTON — Jim Whorton, owner of Chub Lake Tree Farm, broke with tradition this weekend.

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“We’ve been opening on the Friday after Thanksgiving for 30 years now. But not this year,” he said.

With Thanksgiving landing unusually late on Nov. 28 this year, Whorton said: “I couldn’t wait that long.”

The cut-your-own tree farm on Carlton’s southern outskirts opened for business on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, but traffic was light.

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