Sydney Constable and her brother Lucas with their new round Christmas tree. (Contributed)

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A Christmas tree in the shape of a ball has found a home for the holidays.

Jill Constable has made it a holiday tradition to go to the Carlson’s Christmas Tree Farm in Maple Ridge each year.

For the past couple of years, she noticed a round one that the owners of the farm were having a hard time selling.

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It’s a Douglas fir without a top, lopped off by a bear, according to the farm owners.

But the farm owners continued to prune it each year and, instead of growing upwards, it shot out farther and farther.

This year, when Constable went to pick a tree with her son Lucas, 16, and daughter Sydney, 12, the ball-shaped tree had atop it a Santa hat.

“I know the one I want,” Sydney told her mom.

“She was smitten,” Jill added.

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“We always try to go for a Charlie Brown tree, something that’s a little outside the perfect norm, and so this one is outside anything we’d ever imagined before.”

They double-checked that they were allowed to cut down the tree and put it in the trunk of their car because it was too short for the roof.

The Santa hat was included.


 

cflanagan@mapleridgenews.com

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