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Old 12-12-2006, 12:11 PM
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Interesting technique to try and stop theft of Christmas tree poaching.

Do you see much of this in your area?

Christmas tree growers battle poachers - While many Christmas trees sparkle with tinsel and lights during the holiday season, some reek of fox urine or wear a splatter of pink stain.

A surge in Christmas tree poaching has forced growers and property owners to take action. Smelly, discolored trees are less likely to be cut and dragged off by thieves, they say.

At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, for example, evergreens are sprayed with a fox urine mixture and tagged with a warning to discourage tree thieves.
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