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Wreathmaking Time in Washington County

By early afternoon, Tenney, who has been known to pick 1,500 pounds of brush in a day, has a full load, which he’ll haul 15 miles east and north to the brand-new 75,000-square-foot Whitney Wreath plant, employing some 700 seasonal workers, on the Whitneyville/Machias line. “A lot of people around here use wreath money to have Christmas,” Tenney says as he secures his load. He’d like to stay and chat, he adds, but he has to keep moving. The factory needs the brush, and he needs the money. It’s wreathmaking time in Washington County.

RESOURCES: Selected Maine wreath company Web sites

SLIDE SHOW: Maine Wreathmakers

Please Note: This information was accurate at the time of publication. When planning a trip, please confirm details by directly contacting any company or establishment you intend to visit.

Updated Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

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