Don't End Up With a Festivus Pole: Buy Your Christmas Tree Early

30 November, 2017, 14:07 | Author: Genevieve Gibbs
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Christmas tree sales dropped during the recession that began in 2007.

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It's being blamed on a Christmas tree shortage in certain parts of the country.

"I'm playing a show at Irving Plaza for Christmas this year, which is gonna be really exciting, on December 1", he explains, referring to the small, yet legendary, NY club.

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"The abundant supply producers have come to expect just won't happen this year, and a lack of available quality seedlings means that the shortage of popular-size Christmas trees will most likely continue through to 2025 at least", GWD Forestry wrote in a press release. But don't be surprised if tree prices seem unusually high. "These farms not only offer a variety of trees; they also offer the opportunity to create lasting memories of choosing and cutting the ideal tree for the holiday season". Not an early bird holiday decorator? "Our trees have been about the same price for the last several years". Gary Thomas is a Christmas tree farmer at Winter Tree Farms in Jarrettsville, Maryland.

Since the supply is down, growers have been forced to raise prices in several states.

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He says the best thing to do with a tree or Christmas boxes is to leave them in the garage or on the porch for a day or two before bringing them into your home.

"We had over 200 tree members of the Alabama Christmas Tree Association in the 90's and 2000's. The prices are up but that is due to significant higher labor and other costs of doing business such as high insurance costs", he said.

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