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Penn Hills Christmas tree lot going strong after 43 years

| Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, 9:45 a.m.
John McMeekin shakes flurries off a Christmas tree to get it ready for a customer at his lot in Penn Hills on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. McMeekin Christmas Trees, a family-owned operation, has been in the same spot on Verona Road every holiday season for 43 years. The trees are grown by the family in Penn Hills. McMeekin and his sons, Tom and Robbie, take care of planting, growing, shaping and cutting each tree. Among the varieties grown are Douglas and Frazer firs, white and Norway pine and blue spruce. If you want a big tree, they have them up to 18 feet tall. The lot at 59 Verona Road is open 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekends.
Lillian DeDomenic | For The Tribune-Review
John McMeekin shakes flurries off a Christmas tree to get it ready for a customer at his lot in Penn Hills on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. McMeekin Christmas Trees, a family-owned operation, has been in the same spot on Verona Road every holiday season for 43 years. The trees are grown by the family in Penn Hills. McMeekin and his sons, Tom and Robbie, take care of planting, growing, shaping and cutting each tree. Among the varieties grown are Douglas and Frazer firs, white and Norway pine and blue spruce. If you want a big tree, they have them up to 18 feet tall. The lot at 59 Verona Road is open 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekends.

McMeekin Christmas Trees, a family-owned operation in Penn Hills, has been located in the same spot on Verona Road every holiday season for 43 years.

The trees are grown by the family in Penn Hills. John McMeekin and his sons, Tom and Robbie, take care of planting, growing, shaping and cutting each tree. Among the varieties grown are Douglas and Frazer firs, white and Norway pine, and blue spruce. If you want a big tree, they have them up to 18 feet tall.

The lot at 59 Verona Road is open 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekends.

Lillian DeDomenic is a freelance photographer.

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