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Larry Smith doesn’t have an email address. Or a smartphone. Or a computer. He prefers a direct connection with his family, friends — and Fraser firs. Meet the Christmas tree

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Larry Smith doesn’t have an email address. Or a smartphone. Or a computer. He prefers a direct connection with his family, friends — and Fraser firs. Meet the Christmas tree

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Larry Smith doesn’t have an email address. Or a smartphone. Or a computer. He prefers a direct connection with his family, friends — and Fraser firs. Meet the Christmas tree

North Carolina’s Christmas Tree Whisperer

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Larry Smith doesn’t have an email address. Or a smartphone. Or a computer. He prefers a direct connection with his family, friends — and Fraser firs. Meet the Christmas tree whisperer.

Directed by: James Mieczkowski
Director of Photography: Dillon Deaton
Producer: Jeremy Markovich

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This story was published on Mar 28, 2020

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Since 1933, Our State has shared stories about North Carolina with readers both in state and around the world. We celebrate the people and places that make this state great. From the mountains to the coast, we feature North Carolina travel, history, food, and beautiful scenic photography.