The North Carolina Christmas Tree Industry

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November 24, 2008.  Rural Virgina. . Mexican guest workers, members of the Federal H2A guest worker program, load a semi truck headed for Florida with Frazier firs, the highest quality type of Christmas tree.. Guest workers make up a vital part of the Christmas tree industry. During the busiest part of the season, the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, they arrive in from other areas of the country to cut, bale, and load trees. Many local workers are year round employees of the large farms, but without the foreign guest workers, the industry could not provide the numbers of tree that the country requires.