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The lonely Christmas tree


For most, it's an annual tradition. The whole family piles into the car, or parking lot, to pick out that perfect Christmas tree. But, what about the ones left without a home? What happens to those trees when the holidays are over?

"Some people just don't like it because it's too thin or the branches are soft," Ron Duranceau said.

So, the poor little tree sits alone. All because his pine needles are small, and branches are thin.

And if the tree could talk, it would probably tell you all it wants for Christmas is a warm living room, not a cold, empty parking lot.

But, there is a bright side to this sad holiday tale. The day after Christmas, this tree will be packed up and shipped out to be used a horse farm in Wausau.

And while it might not be Christmas lights and boughs of holly, at least it's a home during the holiday season.

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