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      It's begining to look a lot like Christmas in Iowa

      Even though Thanksgiving is not until next week, residents throughout the Heartland might already by thinking about their Christmas trees.

      On Saturday, KTVO stopped by the Clearview Family Tree Farm just south of Bloomfield, Iowa to see what preparations are being made for Christmas trees this holiday season.

      The current owner of the farm, Anita Shockley told KTVO that it actually takes many years to make the perfect Christmas trees."Every year you have to shape the tree, make sure it is growing in the right shape, The right proportions and that kind of stuff. and when you are ready to harvest the tree; we go in two months before the harvest and spray the trees with a chemical that has coloring and fire retardant, and also a moisture chemical, and that will help preserve the tree after it is cut," said Shockley.

      The tree farm will be open the Friday, Saturday and Sunday after Thanksgiving. Also, the farm will be open for two weekends in December leading up to the Christmas holiday. The hours of the farm are from 10 am to 5 pm.