Bob Smith is his name, and he's been selling trees up here to many of the same families for years, and in some cases, generations. Since 1962.
About 100 area residents are so hooked on his trees, they don't bother picking their own anymore. Smith knows what they like. He hand-picks them from his Christmas tree farm in Mora, Minn., wraps them in bailing twine, puts their names on them and ships them up along with the rest of his inventory. These special-order customers drop by for their annual visits with Smith and his son, David, strap their trees atop their vehicles and off they go.