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HOBUS: Jacob Bounds

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Jacob Bounds grew up helping his family package and move Christmas trees at their Christmas tree farm. (Photo by Jacob Bounds)

“Growing up, my family owned and operated a Christmas tree nursery. For us, Christmas usually started the day after Thanksgiving. This is when we headed over to the nursery and were met by a tractor trailer loaded with 500 freshly-cut Christmas trees. Our family would spend the day (and several other days each Christmas season) unloading, drilling, and putting trees on the stands. In the beginning years, I was small, and my job was to cut open the trees, which were wrapped in twine for tight packing. However, as soon as I was big enough, I was moving trees… lots of trees. My family and I would spend most weekends in December at the nursery. I started as an apple cider and cookie stocker and twine collector, and eventually, as I grew, would be baling and
securing trees on cars.”

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Haley Roth, Associate Editor
Haley Roth is a sophomore at The Benjamin School, and is a second-year staff writer for The Pharcyde. Haley has attended the Benjamin School since kindergarten. She enjoys going to the beach and spending time with friends. Haley enjoys writing for The Pharcyde as she gets to be more involved with the Benjamin community.

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