— Thousands of bugs live inside growing evergreen trees, but experts say it should not be of much concern at Christmastime.
At the Dorwood Optimists tree lot in Kettering, operators say bugs are not likely to be found. That’s because the trees were cut down out of state in October and have been on the lot a couple weeks.
The Moore family on Friday night visited the Dorwood Optimists tree lot for the first time. Picking out the perfect Christmas tree is a family tradition, Jason Moore of Springboro said.
“It’s coming out with the kids, watching them run around, having those memories that we create,” he said.
He looked on and helped his youngest child choose his favorite tree.
“Here, what do you think of this tree, buddy?” he said. “Look at this tree, how about that one? Is that the tree you want?”
A live tree helps his family get in the holiday spirit, he said.
“It’s nice to have that smell throughout the house. It brings back those memories of Christmas. We always had a real tree growing