Life in Woodbury
By now most of us who put up "real" Christmas trees (as opposed to the fake, plastic kind) in our homes as early as the day after Thanksgiving have kicked them to the curb. Or dropped them off at the local recycling lot.
But for Carol and Cliff Turnbull, Christmas will last as long as their real tree continues to bud in their living room.
That’s right, the Woodbury residents are continuing to water their Christmas tree, because, as Carol Turnbull told me in an email "It’s growing. Honest!"
Well more than a month have they have purchased the freshly-cut tree from a lot in Newport the tree is growing new buds and the needles remain soft and healthy as ever (check out the photo above).
This isn’t the first time the Turnbulls have experienced this phenomenon either. Three years ago, the Bulletin featured a spot photo of the couple watering their Christmas tree in mid-January as it was showing not-so-subtle signs of life, even though it was separated from its roots for more than six weeks. They purchased that tree from the same lot as the one that is growing in their living room this year.
Carol Turnbull said she recently spoke with the tree lot salesman Charlie Bork about the relentless tree and Bork said he’s heard from about a half dozen customers who have told him their trees were growing long after being cut.
Carol and Cliff, let us know how long your tree holds up.