Palos Heights' Thomas Chong tags one of the hundreds of trees being sold by the Palos Lions Club. (Photos by Jeff Vorva)

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Palos Lions trees have arrived and are ready for sale

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Palos Lions Club President Herb Schumann said close to 600 trees have arrived for sale.

By Jeff Vorva

For more than three decades, the Palos Lions Club has been selling Christmas trees

Close to 600 trees arrived at the lot on Harlem Avenue near 127th Street on Saturday.

The only difference this year is that unlike in past years, there are no monster-sized trees available.

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A sign of the holidays coming is the Palos Lions Christmas tree sale.

“We can’t get the bigger trees this year,” Lions Club President Herb Schumann said. “We don’t have any that are more than 10-foot tall. Out biggest Frazer is a seven- or eight-footer.

“We have more trees but not just really big ones. There is a shortage on trees, and they gave us as much as they could. They look good, they smell good and it’s nice to have a natural tree in your house.”

Trees will be on sale noon to 8 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends.

Profits from the sale go to the Lions Club, which distributes money to various area charities.

Despite colder-than-usual temperatures on Saturday, there were several volunteers and students unloading the truck and getting the lot ready for another year of sales.

“We get a lot of help from the community,” Schumann said. “We have great community support, and it didn’t take very long to get the trees off the truck.”

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