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103-year-old artificial Christmas tree sells for $4,000 at auction


Good morning. I'm A Martínez. It's a perennial holiday dilemma. Get a live tree that'll wither away or invest in an artificial one that might last a while. In 1920, Dorothy Grant was 8 years old when her family bought one of the first mass-produced artificial trees. Dorothy lived to 101, and her 2 1/2-foot-tall tree just sold at auction for $4,000. What auctioneers call the humblest tree in the world, like its owner, was obviously made to last. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

A Martínez
A Martínez is one of the hosts of Morning Edition and Up First. He came to NPR in 2021 and is based out of NPR West.