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Fake Christmas trees on display in Madison


MADISON (WKOW) -- Wisconsin may be one of the top producers of natural Christmas trees, but it's also the place where the faux firs were created.

Now, the largest-ever collection of Wisconsin-made aluminum trees are on display at the Wisconsin Historical Museum.  The event is call 'Tis the Season.'  It includes 16 trees from the facility's collections, as well as more that will be on loan from around the country.

They take a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, dating to the 1960's.

The Aluminum Specialty Company of Manitowoc produced the most popular trees, largely silver.  After introducing the tree at the American Toy Fair 1959, the company produced hundreds of thousands of trees.

The exhibit also includes trees from Ornament Museum in North Carolina. It runs through Jan. 9.

Online reporting by WKOW.

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