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Agriculture Press Release

December 2, 2002

Florida Christmas Trees presented to Governor Bush and Commissioner Bronson

TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Christmas Tree Association presented Florida Christmas trees to Governor Jeb Bush and Agriculture Commissioner Charles H. Bronson today at The Capitol.

Tony and Debbie Harris, owners of Ergle Christmas Tree Farm in Dade City, provided and presented the trees in the name of the Florida Christmas Tree Association. Debbie Harris is a past officer of the Florida Christmas Tree Association and was one of the groupís founding members. The Florida Christmas Tree Association has more than 100 family members and represents Christmas tree producers statewide. The association educates producers and promotes fresh, Florida-grown trees to the public. Most Christmas tree farms in Florida are small, family-run businesses.

Information about locating a Christmas tree farm in your area can be obtained by visiting or on the Internet.

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