My name is Mei Mei. I am in charge of harvesting the trees that are sent to your neighborhood.
Every year, we visit our forests and grade each tree for quality and size, because some people
like tall trees and some people like shorter trees. Some people like bushy trees and some like
trees with space between the branches. Once we tag all of the trees, we bring them out of the
forest so that they can be shipped. We start harvesting the trees in October and November so
that people all over the world can receive their trees in time for the holidays. Once a tree is
cut down, it is baled up so that it is easier to transport. Most of the trees are loaded on open air
trucks that take the trees to the yards where they will be loaded and shipped all over the country.
Sometimes, the trees are not in a place where trucks can drive to. When this happens, we use
helicopters to fly the trees out of the forest so that they can be loaded. It's pretty exciting!
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