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Tree Farm Overwhelmed By Demand, Sells Out In Three Days

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) If you're planning on getting a real Christmas tree, but you haven't made the purchase yet, you might want to do so quickly. 

The owners of Barker's Christmas Tree Farm in Lexington say they sold out the day after Thanksgiving. 

"Last Friday we were selling a tree every minute and a half," said owner Dale Barker.

The farm was only open for three days this year before they sold out. Last year, they sold out in eight days and in previous years, they were able to stay open for weeks. 

"It gets a little earlier every year, you know, people want to call early and want to buy a tree early and I do my best to put them off until after Thanksgiving because that live tree just won't last in a house that long," he said. 

Barker is now wondering, will Christmas trees be part of the Black Friday craze next year? 

"We have some very loyal and good customers. We even had a few that told us that they were going to camp out here next year" said Barker. 

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