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Chipley Christmas tree farm gets families into the holiday spirit

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Published: Dec. 6, 2019 at 7:54 PM CST
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When people think of Florida, they often think of beaches, umbrella drinks and fishing.

Christmas tree farms are likely not the first thing that comes to mind.

Maphis Nursery and Tree Farm aims to change that. Selling their first trees in 1999, the Maphis family has turned the traditionally northern holiday activity into something families can enjoy in the Sunshine State.

"People in Florida like Christmas too," said owner William Maphis. "If we have these local farms that people can go to, they can enjoy that experience."

While some trees were damaged during Hurricane Michael, there are still plenty to choose from.

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