Tree Search Begins
Dan Hatfield carries the family tree out of the field at Maple Lane Farms in Preston Sunday, December 1, 2013. At right is his mother Diane Hatfield and center is sister Katie Hatfield-Spendolini. Maple Lane owner Allyn Brown admitted surprise at the turnout on a rainy Sunday afternoon. "I guess people just put it on the calendar and they go regardless of the weather," he said.
People peruse the trees at Maple Lane Farms in Preston.
Kenzie Komarinetz steadies the tree so her boyfriend Anthony Ferris can cut it down as her mother Elly, left, and brother Kiernan, right, look-on at Maple Lane Farms in Preston Sunday, December 1, 2013. Kenzie and Anthony live in Boston but were at the Komarinetz home in Uncasville for the holiday and decided to get their first tree together before driving home.
Kenzie Komarinetz takes a photo as her boyfriend Anthony Ferris stands over his handiwork at Maple Lane Farms in Preston.
Nate Wheeler carries a tree away as Kris Breen, back, operates the baler at Maple Lane Farms in Preston.
Freshly baled trees await pick-up as customers linger over hot chocolate at Maple Lane Farms in Preston.
Maple Lane Farm in Preston opened their 35-acres of Balsam, Fraser and Canaan fir trees the day after Thanksgiving. Despite a persistent drizzle Sunday the rows of Christmas trees were well populated with families looking for the perfect tree.