Christmas trees to see price hike due to shortage

Christmas trees to see price hike due to shortage

Since it takes about 10 years for a tree to grow, doing the math points to a tree shortage beginning this year.so sellers urge you not to wait to get yours.

It's made a come back this year again too and we can see why. We can't accurately predict prices as they vary significantly based on location, quality and competition. "I wouldn't be scared to buy one before Thanksgiving", Hundley said.

For over four years, the tree lot has been the spot for people to get everything they needed for their tree.

After Thanksgiving, the farm's gravel parking lot is filled with customers looking for the flawless tree. Don't drive a sports auto to a tree farm to transport a 7-foot fir back to the city.

Almost a decade later, the supply of harvest-ready trees is down. However, the smaller supply could raise prices by as much as 10 percent.

"They can expect great service", said Hawke Johns with Westover Christmas Trees. Local tree farmers added that states like Arizona, California, and Texas will feel the tree shortage the most in 2017.

Every year he goes down to the Sacramento area to sell his trees. For one, the tradition of putting up a tree is itself a bit shrouded in the fog of history. "It won't be astronomical". Canadian Christmas tree producers are gearing up to fill the gap. "There's going to be a shortage", he said.

2017 State's Offical Christmas Tree 30-foot White Spruce from General C.C. Andrews State Forest. MnDNR
2017 State's Offical Christmas Tree 30-foot White Spruce from General C.C. Andrews State Forest. MnDNR

Capture family traditions with the professional photographers offered at Ozark Valley Christmas Tree Farm. "That's something we have to be sensitive to", Mark Arkills of Holiday Tree Farms in OR said, CBS Philly reports. "Some are just aging out and retiring - it is sort of a trend in agriculture".

According to the 2012 United States Department of Agriculture census, North Carolina is the second largest producer of Christmas trees in the USA, harvesting over 4 million or almost 25% of the total trees harvested in the U.S.

"The trees are fresh and we try to be friendly, and then we enjoy what we're doing", said Norma Kinga.

It also delayed him from planting 600 trees this fall.

There may be a Christmas tree shortage this year because growers planted fewer trees during the Great Recession almost a decade ago when sales were declining.

"I'm 76, and looking seven to nine years out - you just don't jump around like you used to". "My grower even told me I'd be very fortunate to get the trees that I've requested".

There's a nationwide shortage of Christmas trees. There are about 1,300 growers in North Carolina, according to the N.C. Christmas Tree Association.

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