With Thanksgiving upon us, many minds are already turning toward Christmas, and the U-Cut tree tradition is a growing one for many families in West Michigan.

The adventure ends with the perfect tree standing proudly in your living room but the tradition began years ago.

Cory Potter is a fan of Fraser Firs. He recently went to Bosch's Countryview Nursery to find a tree. The Potter family searched high and low with the help of owner Brian Bosch.

"We farm a couple hundred acres. We probably have about 40 that are, you know, committed to the choose and cut tree farm," said Bosch.

"We don't want to go over eight foot," said Potter.

"Well I like soft needle but firm branches," said Missy Potter, Cory's wife.

After searching for some time, the Potters finally found their perfect tree.

"Ooh!" exclaimed Cory Potter.

"Did we find it?" asked Missy.

"Yeah, that's a dandy. That's the one I was looking for," said Cory.

Son, Cole Potter explained, "I just saw it out of the corner of my eye, and it just had a sparkle. So I walked over here and, you know, it's got a perfect shape to it. There's no big holes missing, and the needles feel nice."

Bosch's Countryview Nursery will open at 9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 24. It will be open Sunday-Friday from 1 p.m. - dark, and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. - dark. The nursery is at 10785 84th Ave. in Allendale.

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