Currently I have been reading Essays by E.B. White and this evocative excerpt from his 1955 essay, "Home-coming" about the Maine Christmas trees struck a chord:
Maine sends about a million Christmas trees out of the state every year, according to my latest advices. It is an easy figure to remember, and an easy one to believe as you drive about the county and see the neatly tied bundles along the road, waiting to be picked up, their little yellow butts so bright and round against the darkling green.
I know my photograph of trees on N. Decatur Road doesn't quite pick up the 'bright, yellow butts" component; however the next time you see a stack of trees waiting to be delivered you'll know what I am talking about.