Why Christmas trees are more expensive this year

26 November, 2017, 01:03 | Author: Brian Mcdaniel
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Thanksgiving weekend is also known as the busiest time to buy live trees for Christmas.

"We have farms in the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina", said Jimmy Coan, owner of Papa Noel Christmas trees.

New said while his customers are a little disappointed this year with only precut trees available, they're adapting to the change and still returning.

The Tuesday morning report was dire: America faces a nationwide Christmas trees shortage.

You'll soon start to see trees are popping up on corners, lots and at volunteer fire houses.

"So as that catches up today, there is a shortage of trees because they slowed in planting and it takes a number of years to get caught back up", adds Foder.

Eight-year-old Violette Stockton says she looks forward to this day all year long.

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"By purchasing locally-grown Christmas trees and holiday greens, CT residents can have a direct influence on keeping forests as forest and farms as farms".

It's a classic example of supply and demand, National Christmas Tree Association spokesman Doug Hundley said.

While 25-30 million real trees go into homes each holiday season, sales of artificial trees have risen to roughly 10 million a year. I mean, you have to drive a ways, maybe pay more, but the main advantage is it's just really a family outing, it's not just to get the tree.

There aren't any good statistics on how many Christmas tree farmers have turned to cannabis.

"We plant in the spring, March or April usually", he said.

According to Macklin, the average size trees they sell, cost about $100 past year. They bought a white, artificial one to match their mid-century home a year ago. Trunk side up trees are more American than trunk side down trees!

"This is what we do", Patterson said.

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