Kara (left) Cooper,and Eric holding Beckett searched for a tree Monday at Balsam Lane Trees in Brainerd.

Cooper Craine examined a fresh cut piece of the christmas tree trunk Monday night at Balsam Lane Trees.Cooper was with his family as they picked out their tree for the season.

John Anderson, owner of Balsam lane Trees, cut a fresh slice of the trunk of a pine tree for a customer Monday night in Brainerd.