‘Tis the season for Christmas tree shopping

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Jesse Rowe lifts a Christmas tree to load into a truck Friday at the YMCA tree tent in front of Ben Franklin Crafts in Hilo.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Bobby Stivers-Apiki talks about the history of the Christmas tree tent in Hilo on Friday.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Kaipo Piilani loads a tree into a truck while volunteering Friday at the YMCA Christmas tree tent in front of Ben Franklin Crafts in Hilo.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Kapoli Maunakea smiles while walking through a row of trees Friday at the YMCA Christmas tree tent in front of Ben Franklin Crafts in Hilo.

The Hilo Y’s Men and Women’s Club, in partnership with the Island of Hawaii YMCA, will be selling Christmas trees until stock runs out. For 72 years, the YMCA has been selling Christmas trees as a way to raise money for programs. This year, online preorders were offered for the first time.